hum*bug, noun 1. Something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud. 2. A person who claims to be other than what he or she is; an impostor. 3. Nonsense; rubbish. 4. Pretense; deception. Humbug is a story of a young PhD student who does not fit in the academia. The film explores the politics and power dynamics in the world of science. Pressured to produce break-through results, our protagonist makes a spectacular discovery that wins him instant fame and celebrity status. Weeks later, a retired professor reveals methodology mistakes and brands our hero's discovery as the humbug of the century. In the end, threatened to lose his job, our protagonist will change his fortune in one unexpected twist.
Director: Xavier Tatarkiewicz