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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

 -  Drama  -  20 January 2014 (USA)
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A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.

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Kumiko
Nobuyuki Katsube ...
Sakagami
Shirley Venard ...
Older Woman
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Policeman
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Robert
Kanako Higashi ...
Michi
Ichi Kyokaku ...
Library Security Guard
Ayaka Ohnishi ...
Chieko
Mayuko Kawakita ...
Ms. Kanazaki
Takao Kinoshita ...
Dry Cleaning Clerk
Yumiko Hioki ...
Kumiko's Mother
Natsuki Kanno ...
Department Store Clerk
Brad Prather ...
Brad
Earl Milton ...
Bus Driver
Madde Gibba ...
Gift Shop Clerk
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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. Written by Anonymous

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Beautifully shot, marred by loud soundtrack
23 July 2014 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Not knowing anything about this movie beforehand I was very pleasantly surprised. It starts with what could have just been another Japanese "horror out of the TV" movie but it quickly turns into a beautifully shot road movie with brilliant actress Rinko Kikuchi in virtually every scene. The photography reproduced on the giant digital screen is breathtaking. With minimal cutting and extended static shots this is visually very impressive. Unfortunately the film was marred by an extremely loud music soundtrack. Sometimes less is better. I would have preferred silence. As there was very little dialogue the movie would then get to speak for itself.


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