Get lost with the new trailer & poster from Amplify's upcoming drama Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, courtesy of IMDb. Written and directed by the Zellner Brothers, this mystifying journey comes to select theaters on March 18th in New York and on March 20th in Los Angeles. While the first trailer from December helped set up the mysterious journey Kumiko goes on, the second trailer shows us where she came from.
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.
Directors David Zellner and Nathan Zellner also co-star alongside Nobuyuki Katsube and Shirley Venard in this indie thriller inspired by a bizarre true story. The plot is loosely based on the story of a Japanese woman named Takako Konishi, who, in 2001, journeyed from her home in Tokyo to Minnesota, in hopes of finding the buried treasure showcased in the film Fargo, which she believed to be based on a true story. Just a few months later, Takako was found frozen to death in the North Dakota wilderness under mysterious circumstances. Take a look at the latest footage along with the new poster before Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter arrives in theaters next month.