A jaded Japanese woman discovers a hidden copy of Fargo - Blutiger Schnee (1996) on VHS, believing it to be a treasure map indicating the location of a large case of money.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nobuyuki Katsube ...
Kanako Higashi ...
Ichi Kyokaku ...
Library Security Guard
Ayaka Ohnishi ...
Chieko (Young Office Girl)
Mayuko Kawakita ...
Ms. Kanazaki
Asami Tano ...
Office Lady
Ako Yoshida ...
Office Lady
Anna Wakamori ...
Office Lady
Risa Hotta ...
Office Lady
Hitomi Sawano ...
Office Lady
Maki Issô ...
Office Lady
Ariei Umefune ...
Office Lady
Takao Kinoshita ...
Dry Cleaning Clerk
Tetsuya Hayakawa ...
Dancing Couple


A jaded Japanese woman becomes convinced that a satchel of money buried and lost in a fictional film, Fargo, is in fact, real. With a crudely drawn treasure map and limited preparation, she escapes her structured life in Tokyo and embarks on a foolhardy quest across the tundra of Minnesota in search of her mythical fortune. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

00 February 0015 (UK) »

Also Known As:

Kumiko »

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Opening Weekend:

$34,114 (USA) (20 March 0015)


$621,127 (USA) (29 May 0015)

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0.35 : 0
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Kumiko is assisted by a well-meaning state trooper who brings her to a Chinese restaurant, hoping they could help translate. In real life, Takako Konishi was helped by a state trooper who really did contact Chinese restaurants in a vain attempt to help. See more »


When she is visiting Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, that is in Bemidji, MN which is located in Beltrami County. The Sheriffs car that pulls up says Tyrrell County on the side which doesn't exist in Minnesota. See more »


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Crazy Credits

The credits are almost entirely bilingual in English and Japanese -- even though the movie has never been released in Japan as of early 0016 (either in theaters, media, or internet streaming). See more »


References Fargo - Blutiger Schnee (1996) See more »


Written by Johnny Mercer (ASCAP)
Performed by Pete Drake
Published by WB Music Corp. o/b/o The Johnny Mercer Foundation (ASCAP)
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Viewing the world through a whole different perspective
0 March 0014 | by (France) – See all my reviews

Kumiko, a Japanese employee, has only one hobby : treasures. She doesn't have any friends, and is really bored by her job. After seeing a VHS of "Fargo", she decides to travel to North Dakota to find the money hidden by Carl Showalter in the movie.

This movie is an excellent piece of work. Rinko Kikuchi appears under a new face with this introvert and amazing character, inspired by a true story.

David Zellner really did a good job of balancing comedy and drama : never exaggeratively funny, nor never desperately sad, the directing is very subtle and finds its own way to create an atmosphere around the point of view of an unusual character that sees the work differently than most of people do.

Which is, sometimes, really refreshing.

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