Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014) Director: David Zellner Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014) Director: David Zellner Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner

Rinko Kikuchi's Kumiko is so lonely, isolated and detached from her reality that she mistakes an American Film for "truth" --- and finds a new reason for her existence.  Kumiko The Treasure Hunter, David Zellner, 2014.  Cinematography | Sean Porter

Rinko Kikuchi's Kumiko is so lonely, isolated and detached from her reality that she mistakes an American Film for "truth" --- and finds a new reason for her existence. Kumiko The Treasure Hunter, David Zellner, 2014. Cinematography | Sean Porter

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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)

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…

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…

Rinko Kikuchi in David Zellner’s Kumiko, the Treature Hunter. Photo by Sean Porter. | Sundance Film Festival 2014 | "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is a playfully serious look at the powerful reality of stories." | http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/film/sundance-film-festival-2014-day-8-obvious-child-song-one-kumiko-treasure-hunter/

Sundance Film Festival 2014: Day 8 (Obvious Child; Song One; Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Rinko Kikuchi in David Zellner’s Kumiko, the Treature Hunter. Photo by Sean Porter. | Sundance Film Festival 2014 | "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is a playfully serious look at the powerful reality of stories." | http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/film/sundance-film-festival-2014-day-8-obvious-child-song-one-kumiko-treasure-hunter/

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