STARTS FRIDAY, APRIL 3 at the Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson
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 The Coen Brothers’ 1996 thriller Fargo, which 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. With Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter, indie mavericks the Zellner Brothers (Goliath, Kid-Thing) spin a strangely touching underdog fable (loosely inspired by true events), populated by eccentrics and elevated to sonic heights by a Sundance award-winning score from electro-indie outfit The Octopus Project, that will leave audiences rooting for the impossible. (Dir. by Nathan Zellner, 2014, USA, in English and Japanese with subtitles, 105 mins., Not Rated)