The indie dark comedy Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter debuts on iTunes and Digital HD formats today, before arriving on Blu-ray June 30. The plot is loosely based on a bizarre true story about a Japanese woman named Takako Konishi, who, in 2001, journeyed from her home in Tokyo to Minnesota, to find the buried treasure featured in the film Fargo, which she erroneously thought was based on a true story. Takako was found frozen to death in the North Dakota wilderness under mysterious circumstances, just a few months after arriving in the Midwest. To celebrate the Digital HD release today, we have a contest where fans can take home the iTunes downloads.
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.
The iTunes download is packed with extras including alternate scenes, behind-The-Scenes clips and an exclusive extended interview with the Zellner Brothers and Rinko Kikuchi. Directors Nathan Zellner and David Zellner also co-star alongside Nobuyuki Katsube and Shirley Venard. Take a look at how you can win Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter on iTunes today.
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