David Zellner directs Rinko Kikuchi, himself and Nobuyuki Katsube in this strange but mostly true story about a Japanese woman who became obsessed with the lost ransom money in the fictional Coen’s Brothers film Fargo and travelled to freezing Minnesota to find it.
A winning mixture of bleakness and whimsy. This is a tragic story of mental illness, admirably never played for laughs. Kikuchi completely sells the seductive drive of this unremarkable woman on a ridiculous quest. Often hauntingly beautiful also.
Perfect Double Bill: Well… Fargo (1996)… Duh!
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