Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Living in a city of 35 million people, Kumiko feels desperately lonely. Tormented by her loneliness, Kumiko lives a daily life full of resentment towards a dead-end job, a demeaning boss and a nagging mother who bothers her because she is still single. But things change the day she watches a scene from the Cohen brothers’ Fargo where a man buries a suitcase full of money in a remote and wintery place in the United States. With little more than a handmade map, Kumiko embarks on an epic and unusual journey to the frozen plains of Minnesota to rediscover her fortune.
This touching and endearing fable was screened at prestigious festivals such as Sundance, SXSW, Austin and Toronto, and received nominations for both Best Director and Best Female Lead at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2014. It was also screened with great pleasure during the second edition of Americana in 2015.


Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated Best Director and Best Female Lead
Sydney Film Fest: Best Film
Sundance Film Fest (Musical Score)

Year: 2014
Runtime: 105 min
Country: USA
Direction: David Zellner
Screenplay: David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
Cinematography: Sean Porter
OST: The Octopus Project
Cast: Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard
Genre: Drama
Subtitles: Guillermo Parra and Pascale Trencia