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Bizarre, haunting, darkly comedic, and powerful.
Kumiko is a droll and often disengaged work. Taking it’s central idea from a media misstep on a true story Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter takes a path of solitude and contemplation. It’s not often that a film is so rudimentary in it’s storytelling while being so proficient in setting it’s world and reeling you into it. Kumiko is anchored by a great performance from Rinko Kikuchi. One that often treads the line of stoicism while being peppered with flashes of perfect comedic timing and emotional unrest. A difficult performance to hold down, and Kikuchi does so, at times, masterfully.
In Kumiko we are shown time and time again how mundane and unfulfilled her life has become. Kumiko needs something. Some sense of purpose. An adventure. She finds this in her belief that she can recover the buried money, or treasure, from the film Fargo. A truly preposterous starting off point for a story and one that could only be from a misunderstood quote from a real life event. Yes, the basis for this film is indeed rooted in reality. Albeit a misconstrued footnote from the tragic life of Takako Konishi.
Director David Zellner leads this film with great aplomb. His pacing is painstakingly slow though it is very much so deliberate. He lulls the viewer into a state of near boredom to drive home the mundane life Kumiko is enduring. His pairing with cinematographer Sean Porter could very well result in a masterwork in the near future. The two of them lens this film to perfection. Every shot is a gorgeous wonder to look at. Kumiko is often center frame on full display for all to see. This is important as she is a nobody in her life, yet here on this journey of her’s she is the subject of interest. Their positioning of her here is quite brilliant. The snow riddled landscapes of Minnesota and North Dakota are beautifully majestic as the backdrop of Kumiko’s treasure hunt.
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter is a bizarre, haunting, darkly comedic, and powerful journey of a troubled individual looking to up the ante on the flop out of a poor hand having been dealt by life. Gorgeously shot and brilliantly performed by it’s lead this sure to be polarizing film is an experience to behold. It’s creeping pace will offset some, but ultimately there is more than enough here to make it’s duration worth your while. 8/10.
Viewing the world through a whole different perspective
Kumiko, a Japanese employee, has only one hobby : treasures. She doesn’t have any friends, and is really bored by her job. After seeing a VHS of “Fargo”, she decides to travel to North Dakota to find the money hidden by Carl Showalter in the movie.
This movie is an excellent piece of work. Rinko Kikuchi appears under a new face with this introvert and amazing character, inspired by a true story.
David Zellner really did a good job of balancing comedy and drama : never exaggeratively funny, nor never desperately sad, the directing is very subtle and finds its own way to create an atmosphere around the point of view of an unusual character that sees the work differently than most of people do.
Which is, sometimes, really refreshing.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 45 min (105 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director David Zellner
Writer David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
Actors Rinko Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Katsube, Kanako Higashi, Ichi Kyokaku
Awards 10 wins & 8 nominations.
Production Company Lila 9th Productions, Ad Hominem Enterprises
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Plus 4:3, Cooke Speed Panchro, Xtal Express and Cine Varotal Lenses
Laboratory Color Collective (digital intermediate)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format SxS Pro
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), J-D-C Scope (anamorphic) (source format), ProRes 4:4:4 (1080p/24) (source format)
Printed Film Format D-Cinema