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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 44 min.

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Rinko Kikuchi , Nobuyuki Katsube , Nathan Zellner , Kanako Higashi , Ayaka Ohnishi , Mayuko Kawakita , David Zellner , Yumiko Hioki

Director: David Zellner

Genres: Drama, Adventure

Distributor: Amplify

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

Release Date: March 18th, 2015|1 hr. 44 min.

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  • In the title role, Kikuchi is impressive, easily handling Kumiko’s comic and more somber sides and never allowing us to settle into a single or simple interpretation of the character. show more

  • Kikuchi brought humanity to the robots-vs.-monsters action of Pacific Rim in a small supporting role, and she ups that much more with the meek title character of Kumiko, directed by David Zellner from a screenplay co-written with brother Nathan. show more

  • Had anyone recognized the signs and done something about them, the picturesque fable would have gone up in smoke, or snow, and Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter would have become a different picture. I’d prefer that one, though, sight unseen. This one is a closed system about a closed system. show more

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Weekend Movies: 'Insurgent,' 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,' & More (VIDEO)

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Jonny Black on March 19, 2015

This weekend, Shailene Woodley and Theo James continue their fight against a powerful alliance in "Insurgent," and a jaded Japanese woman goes on a peculiar treasure hunt in "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunt...

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