The Truffle Hunters

Run time does not include previews1 hr 24 min | Documentary | PG 13for some strong language
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  • Rating

    PG 13 - for some strong language
  • Genre

    Documentary
  • Directors

    Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw
  • Starring

    Piero Botto, Sergio Cauda, Maria Cicciù, Aurelio Conterno, Enrico Crippa
  • Distributor

    Sony Pictures Classics

Synopsis

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.
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