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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Trailer Watch: Rinko Kikuchi Is On the Hunt for Stolen Cash in a Quirky New Drama

I'll be honest, my interest in watching KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER begins and ends with its star, Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim, Babel). But I do also like its quirkiness, its intriguing premise and, really, how unexpected it is that an Asian-American actress is headlining a Fargo-esque story. The synopsis:

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.

Watch a teaser:

Again, they had me at Rinko Kikuchi. I definitely want to see this. 

KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER is in select theaters on March 13th, 2015. 


Anonymous said...

Wow, I never would have imagined this was a comedy. That trailer made it look kind of like a horror movie. I'm also sold though, that trailer was beautiful! I really want Kikuchi to be a household name.

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