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Film Review - Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter


Mystery is a key component of “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter.” Little is outwardly explained in the picture, which employs enigmatic behavior quite well, keeping viewers guessing about the final destination of the story as they’re slowly surrounded by cinematic atmosphere. Writer/directors David and Nathan Zellner create an alluring package with “Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter,” which is carefully made and intriguingly performed, but utterly airless at times, testing patience as the film moves along as slowly as possible. Despite its stasis, the feature is an original vision, best suited for those with high tolerance for art-house adventuring and an appreciation for the mischief the Coen Brothers conjured in their seminal 1996 hit, “Fargo.” Read the rest at


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