With a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes and 7.1 on IMD, it is safe to say that Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter is set to be one massive arthouse film, and the first teaser trailer is here, and its stunning.
The film follows Kumiko (Pacific Rim’s Rinko Kikuchi), a woman who believes that the film Fargo (directed by the Coen Brothers) is actually real, and travels from Japan to America to try and find the buried suitcase full of money. It may sound fairly straight forward, but check out the trailer below and you will find an Aladdin’s cave of visual treats, haunting imagery, inventive ideas and some really big ambition.
Shame that the title gives off the impression of a kids film, because this looks anything but, and it looks incredible.
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter is written and directed by David Zellner, and the cast includes Rinko Kikuchi, Shirley Venard and Nobuyuki Katsube.
A lonely Japanese woman becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried and lost in a fictional film, is in fact, real. With a crudely drawn treasure map and limited preparation, she escapes her structured life in Tokyo and embarks on a foolhardy quest across the frozen tundra of Minnesota in search of her mythical fortune.