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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

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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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Nobuyuki Katsube ...
Sakagami
Kanako Higashi ...
Michi
Ichi Kyokaku ...
Library Security Guard
Ayaka Ohnishi ...
Chieko (Young Office Girl)
Mayuko Kawakita ...
Ms. Kanazaki
Asami Tano ...
Office Lady
Ako Yoshida ...
Office Lady
Anna Wakamori ...
Office Lady
Risa Hotta ...
Office Lady
Hitomi Sawano ...
Office Lady
Maki Issô ...
Office Lady
Ariei Umefune ...
Office Lady
Takao Kinoshita ...
Dry Cleaning Clerk
Tetsuya Hayakawa ...
Dancing Couple
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Storyline

A jaded Japanese woman becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried and lost in a fictional film, Fargo, 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 tundra of Minnesota in search of her mythical fortune. Written by Anonymous

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20 February 2015 (UK)  »

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Opening Weekend:

$34,114 (USA) (20 March 2015)

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$621,127 (USA) (29 May 2015)
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Trivia

Although the film features footage from "Fargo," there is no acknowledgment in the end credits that the clips were licensed from MGM, its current owner, or anyone else. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, the police officer and Kumiko watch her Japanese copy of "Fargo." Region 2 DVDs do not work in Region 1 DVD players. See more »

Quotes

Kumiko: I only need page 95. It is my destiny.
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Crazy Credits

The credits are almost entirely bilingual in English and Japanese -- even though the movie has never been released in Japan as of early 2016 (either in theaters, media, or internet streaming). See more »

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References Fargo (1996) See more »

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I'll Read You A Story
Written by Colleen (as Cécile Schott) (SACEM)
Performed by Colleen
Used courtesy of The Leaf Label
By Arrangement with Woodwork Music, Ltd.
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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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