• Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015)

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Release Date: March 18th, 2015

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 44 min

Plot Summary

Frustrated with her mundane life, a Tokyo office worker (Rinko Kikuchi) becomes obsessed with a fictional movie that she mistakes for a documentary. Fixating on a scene where stolen cash is buried in North Dakota, she travels to America to find it.

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

Director: David Zellner

Genres: Drama , Adventure

Production Co: Ad Hominem Enterprises, Lila 9th Productions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Kikuchi manages to make Kumiko interesting company no matter how far the character recedes into herself, using subtly expressive body language that would have been at home in silent movies to create a very strange self-imposed social outcast. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 91
    David EhrlichFilm.com

    The genius of Kikuchi’s performance is that – by the end – her slow descent into mania humanizes Kumiko precisely when it would have been so easy to reduce her into caricature. show more

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