The Truffle Hunters

Magical documentary about a dwindling group of spry old men who hunt deep in the forests of Piedmont (Italy) for the most expensive ingredient in the world: the white Alba truffle.

Please note that this film is in Italian, with Dutch subtitles.
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The old men and their faithful dogs are the last of their kind, carrying on a way of life that is rapidly disappearing in the modern world.
With its luscious cinematography and immersive soundscape, THE TRUFFLE HUNTERS provides a stylish and sometimes humorous glimpse into a world of obsessions and well-guarded secrets. From wealthy gourmets to hard-working laborers, and from seasoned truffle veterans to the newbies just starting out, everyone is fixated on the delicacy.
Filming in bright autumn colours, directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw create a fairy-tale atmosphere – but at times permeated by a harsh reality. With increasing scarcity due to climate change, toxic rivalries between hunters, and slick traders reaping big profits, there is also a darker side to the story. (source:

Michael Dweck & Gregory Kershaw, Italy, Greece, USA, 2020, 84 min. Italian spoken, Dutch subtitles.