Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)


In the massive city of Tokyo, Kumiko, a twenty-nine year old, lives in utter solitude. She works a dreadful, dead-end job under an awful boss, is intimidated by her well-off peers, and nagged incessantly by her overbearing mother who is exasperated by the fact that her daughter is not married or even in a relationship. The only joys in her life come from a grainy VHS tape – an American film in which a man buries a satchel of money in the snowy Midwestern plains - and her beloved pet rabbit, Bunzo. Kumiko is somehow convinced that this treasure is real, and obsesses over its discovery. With a hand-stitched treasure map and a quixotic spirit, Kumiko embarks on an incredible journey over the Pacific and through the frozen Minnesota wilderness to uncover a purported fortune.

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WatchMovies Score: 6.4/10 from 140 votes
Release Date: 2014-11-13
Status: Released
Run time: 100 min / 1:40
Production Studio : Ad Hominem Enterprises, Lila 9th Productions
Production Country: United States of America


Rinko Kikuchi
as Kumiko
Nobuyuki Katsube
as Sakagami
Shirley Venard
as Older Woman
David Zellner
as Policeman
Nathan Zellner
as Robert
Kanako Higashi
as Michi
Ichi Kyokaku
as Library Security Guard
Ayaka Ohnishi
as Chieko
Mayuko Kawakita
as Ms. Kanazaki
Takao Kinoshita
as Dry Cleaning Clerk
Yumiko Hioki
as Kumiko's Mother


Directing David Zellner Director
Writing David Zellner Writer
Writing Nathan Zellner Writer
Camera Sean Porter Director of Photography
Editing Melba Jodorowsky Editor
Art Chad Keith Production Design
Sound The Octopus Project Original Music Composer
Art Kikuo Ohta Production Design
Art Michelle Gilstead Art Direction
Production Andrew Banks Producer
Production Jim Burke Producer
Production Cameron Lamb Producer
Production Chris Ohlson Producer
Production Nathan Zellner Producer
Production Rinko Kikuchi Executive Producer
Production Raymond Mansfield Executive Producer
Production Alexander Payne Executive Producer
Production Shaun Redick Executive Producer
Production Jim Taylor Executive Producer
Production Deidre Backs Associate Producer
Production Christopher Shand Associate Producer
Production Georgina Pope Line Producer