Plot: What's the story about?
Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a handful of men, seventy or eighty years young, hunt for the rare and expensive white Alba truffle—which to date has resisted all of modern science's efforts at cultivation. They're guided by a secret culture and training passed down through generations, as well as by the noses of their cherished and expertly-trained dogs. They live a simpler, slower way of life, in harmony with their loyal animals and their picture-perfect land, seemingly straight out of a fairy tale. They're untethered to cell phone screens or the Internet, opting instead to make their food and drink by hand and prioritizing in-person connections and community.
The demand for white truffles increases year after year, even as the supply decreases. As a result of climate change, deforestation, and the lack of young people taking up the mantle, the truffle hunters' secrets are more coveted than ever. However, as it soon becomes clear, these ageing men may just hold something much more valuable than even this prized delicacy: the secret to a rich and meaningful life.
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Who stars in The Truffle Hunters: Cast List
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Who's making The Truffle Hunters: Crew List
A look at the The Truffle Hunters behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Michael Dweck last directed The Last Race.
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Production: What we know about The Truffle Hunters?
- March 2020: The film was in Completed status.
The Truffle Hunters Release Date: When was the film released?
The Truffle Hunters was released in 2020 on Friday, December 25, 2020 (Oscar Run release). There were 7 other movies released on the same date, including News of the World, Pinocchio and Promising Young Woman.