Won Un Certain Regard at Cannes Film Festival; won Best Screenplay at Cairo International Film Festival; won FIPRESCI Prize for Best Film at Athens Panorama of European Cinema; won International Cinephile Society Awards for Best Film; won Best Romanian Film at Transylvania International Film Festival.
“The Treasure is an absurdist anecdote, a modest story that has the feel of an urban legend.” – New York Times
Costi leads a peaceful life. One evening, his neighbor pays him an unexpected visit and shares a secret: there’s 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 are going to stop him.