Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter
Director: David Zellner Run Time: 105 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2014 Language: English, Japanese
Starring: Nobuyuki Katsube, Rinko Kikuchi, Shirley Venard
In KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER, a jaded Japanese woman ventures to North Dakota to find the lost case of cash from Fargo.
In this darkly comedic odyssey, Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as Kumiko, a frustrated Office Lady whose imagination transcends the confines of her mundane life. Kumiko becomes obsessed with a mysterious, battered VHS tape of a popular film she’s mistaken for a documentary, fixating on a scene where a suitcase of stolen cash is buried in the desolate, frozen landscape of North Dakota. Believing this treasure to be real, she leaves behind Tokyo and her beloved rabbit Bunzo to recover it – and finds herself on a dangerous adventure unlike anything she’s seen in the movies.