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Kumiko the Treasure Hunter

This oddball experiment in setting and character is (extremely) loosely based on the true urban legend of a young Japanese woman who wound up dead in the woods of North Dakota--allegedly looking for the lost suitcase full of money from Fargo. Rinko Kikuchi (Babel, Pacific Rim) stars as the mysterious social outcast wandering around the upper Midwest in search of treasure. The situations are near-absurdist, but ultra-indie filmmakers David & Nathan Zellner (Goliath, Kid-Thing) have created a beguiling cultural fable that is both melancholic and weirdly uplifting. 105 minutes Unrated.