THIS IS A TRUE STORY. The events depicted in this film took place in Minnesota in 1987. At the request of the survivors, the names have been changed. Out of respect for the dead, the rest has been told exactly as it occurred.-Fargo (and Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter)
X marks the spot on Rideau Street where hidden gem Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter sits buried yonder in Ottawa’s winter that never seems to end. Look ByTownard for this delightfully bizarre film that dives into the murky lore of one of the best black comedies ever produced in American independent cinema. The basis for Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is the quasi-true (re: bogus-ish) disclaimer in Joel and Ethan Coen’s Fargo, which claims that the ensuing film dramatizes real events that took place in Minnesota in 1987. Sure, people died in 1987 (America’s a violent place), but Marge Gunderson is as real as the Easter Bunny and wood chippers only really dispose of bodies in the movies. Still, the myth of Fargo makes for a great story, especially because audiences are often suckers for stories they believe to be true.
Rating: ★★★★ (out of ★★★★★)
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