A fascinating new trailer has been released for Sundance favourite, Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter, and after last years briefbut brilliant teaser, this full length trailer lets you explore the weird and wonderful world of this critically acclaimed film.
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 masterpiece.
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. The film hits limited UK cinemas on 20th February.
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.