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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Surprising, mystical film about lonely woman on a mission.

Movie NR 2015 105 minutes
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The magic in KUMIKO, THE TREASURE HUNTER really starts to emerge when she winds up in the Midwest, lost, cold, and alone. The people in Minnesota just don't know what to make of this strange woman who's absolutely determined to find her way to Fargo. They want to help, but there's not much they can do -- not when they're competing against her delusions. As she gets closer to her goal, the film slowly drifts away from reality and into a kind of fantasy land -- it's an amazing journey for both Kumiko and the viewer. This is the kind of story that could have a tragic ending (it's loosely based on a North Dakota urban legend that did) but instead is absolutely uplifting as Kumiko finally discovers what she truly needs.

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