Fascinating and haunting teaser trailer arrives for ‘Kumiko The Treasure Hunter’


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.




About Matt Wavish 10003 Articles
A keen enthusiast and collector of all horror and extreme films. I can be picky as i like quality in my horror. This doesn't necessarily mean it has to be a classic, but as long as it has something to impress me then i'm a fan. I watch films by the rule that if it doesn't bring out some kind of emotive response then it aint worth watching.

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