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If the humor were any drier, it would be dust.
Slowly ... something changes, and the functionality of Porumboui's style gives way to an ever-so-slight hint of wonder.
It's good absurdist stuff, a little reminiscent of the work of Aki Kaurismäki, albeit without that filmmaker's wooly-headed whimsy.
Deadpan, determinedly low key and deeply absurd, the films of Corneliu Porumboiu are very much a particular taste, and "The Treasure" is no different.
This charmer is determinedly mundane and low-key, until an unexpected finale transforms it.
"The Treasure" is like the work of Samuel Beckett's long-lost Balkan cousin - bleak, stoic and suffused with a flinty, exasperated empathy for its ridiculous characters.
The Treasure walks the razor's edge between tones, but never veers into the realm of dark comedy. Porumboiu values the playfulness of words over the visceral, the political and social subtext of contradictory statements and scenarios.
... a film of such a simple, simple, and impeccable realization, that once again focuses on ethics and morals... [Full review in Spanish]
[Treasure] is an inadvertent journey back into Romania's history, a search for the nameless treasure buried beneath decades of disappointment, dictatorship, and war.
A film that links revolutions, the World Wars, communism and the current crisis with apparent lightness, becoming a story for difficult times. [Full review in Spanish]
A necessarily absurd, slightly surreal and always lucid comdey that is a reflection of the current crisis. [Full review in Spanish]
An adventure film, although anyone can tell by seeing its deliberately fetish and consciously reiterative images, set in frigid offices. [Full review in Spanish]
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