Kumiko the Treasure Hunter

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USA | 2014 | 105 min | David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

March 20 - April 9, 2015

Ends Thu Apr 9 | Indie filmmaker brothers David and Nathan Zellner take on another sibling director duo, the Coen Brothers, in this urban-legend tale of a Japanese woman (Academy Award nominee Rinko Kikuchi) who believes she knows the location of the buried treasure in the movie Fargo, and travels to Minnesota and find it.

In this darkly comedic odyssey, 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.

  • Director: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 2014
  • Running Time: 105 min
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Rating: NR
  • US Distributor: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube