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'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter's' path winds through fact, legend, truth
'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter's' path winds through fact, legend, truth

Truth, supposedly, is stranger than fiction — except when truth and fiction intertwine to create some wondrous, unpredictable hybrid. The film "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" is a fictional take on a true story that was initially distorted and misunderstood and transformed into some sort of tech-age urban legend. The filmmaking team of brothers David Zellner and Nathan Zellner have followed the fiction to create something emotionally true, veering toward the magical unpredictability of a dream. The film has its grounding in the story of Takako Konishi, a 28-year-old Tokyo office worker mysteriously found dead outdoors in Minnesota in 2001. As news of her story began to...

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