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Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter – (dir. David Zellner)
WINNER: SUNDANCE Film Festival Special Jury Prize
NOMINEE: Best Director, Best Female Lead – Independent Spirit Awards
Filmed in Minnesota, USA and Tokyo, Japan.
West Mall 7 Theatres – Doors Open 6:00pm – Film Begins 6:30pm
TRT: 105 min
Film Summary: A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of FARGO on a VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.
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. With Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, indie mavericks the Zellner Bros. spin a strangely touching underdog fable, populated by eccentrics and elevated to sonic heights by a Sundance award-winning score from electro-indie outfit The Octopus Project, that will leave audiences rooting for the impossible. (C) Amplify
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