Romania, France


Costi leads a peaceful life. At night he likes to read his 6-year-old son stories, to help him sleep. Their favourite is Robin Hood. Costi sees himself as the hero - righter of wrongs and defender of the oppressed.
One evening, his neighbour pays him an unexpected visit and shares a secret: there’s a treasure buried in his grandparents’ garden, he’s sure of it. If Costi will hire a metal detector to help locate it, he’ll give him half of whatever they get. Skeptical at first, in the end Costi can’t resist. He’s on board. The two accomplices have one weekend to locate the loot. Despite every obstacle in their path, Costi refuses to be discouraged. For his wife and son, he’s a real hero - nothing and no one is going to stop him.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Corneliu Porumboiu

Written by: Corneliu Porumboiu

Produced by: Marcela Ursu

Cinematography: Tudor Mircea

Editing: Roxana Szel

Production Design: Mihaela Poenaru

Costume Design: Monica Florescu

Cast: Cuzin Toma (Costi), Adrian Purcarescu (Adrian), Corneliu Cozmei (Cornel)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2015