Sixty years after World War II, two soldiers return to a war zone to recover stolen treasure.
Loot is a 2008 documentary film. It follows amateur treasure hunter Lance Larson in search of buried treasure from World War II, with the help of the two US war veteransâ€”Darrel Ross and Andrew Seventyâ€”responsible for burying them. A major theme of the film involves the emotional risks of digging up ones past.
The film premiered on HBO2 on May 20, 2009. It won Best Documentary at the 2008 Los Angeles Film Festival.
During WWII, Darrel was stationed in Europe. Andrew was fighting in the Philippines. In the chaos of combat, each stole valuable treasures and hid them overseas before returning to civilian life in America. Sixty years later, back in America, neither man seems remorseful about their war crimes. Both want to recover the treasures they perceive as their own. They don't know each other but they both happen to know Lance, an inventor, used-car salesman, and amateur treasure-hunter, who, against all odds and better judgment, attempts to help them find their lost looted goods.