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Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

Inspired by an urban legend that was itself inspired by the Coen brothers jest that their black comedy classic Fargo was based on a true story, another team of filmmaking brothers, David and Nathan Zellner, have crafted a quixotic adventure story as beguiling as it is wondrously strange. Oscar-nominated Kikuchi Rinko (Babel, Norwegian Wood) stars as the misfit Kumiko. A shy Tokyo office worker, she is demeaned by her bullying boss and perky younger co-workers while being constantly nagged by her busybody mother. Seeking an escape, she becomes fixated on a worn videotape of Fargo and is convinced that the suitcase full of ransom money buried in the snow by Steve Buscemis hapless kidnapper is real and waiting to be rediscovered.

Year: 2014
Genre: Art House Cinema, Drama, Film Festivals 2014
Country: USA
Director: David Zellner
Starring: Rinko Kikuchi, David Zellner
Duration: 101 Minutes
Rating: PG
Subtitles: Yes
6.6/10
Location in store: Art House Cinema

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