Trailer for indie film "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" starring Rinko Kikuchi

By kevin on December 18, 2014 at 2:38am EST

A trailer for has been released for David and Nathan Zellner’s “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” via Yahoo! Movies. The atmospheric indie film stars Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim, Babel) as a lonely, jaded young woman from Tokyo who, after finding a hidden copy of the Coen Brothers’ 1996 movie Fargo on VHS, becomes convinced that the case of money hidden in the movie is real. Believing that she’s discovered a treasure map to the location of the money, Kumiko travels to rural Minnesota to track the fictional fortune down.

While the film has been promoted as being based on a true story, it’s probably more accurate to say the it’s based on an urban legend which sprang up in the wake of true events—namely the experiences of a Japanese office worker named Takako Konishi who traveled to Minnesota in 2001.

The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back on January 20, 2014 and has been making the rounds at other festivals over the past year, taking home several awards.

“Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” will be released in New York City on March 13, 2015 and Los Angeles on March 20, 2015.

via: Movieweb

Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter international festival poster
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