Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

I can't exactly say I know what the point of "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" was, but it was beautifully shot and interesting to watch.

I've read reviews of people saying Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is slow enough to be boring, but I didn't find that to be the case at all. Maybe it was just because of the mood I was in when I watched it. I could totally relate to how disconnected Kumiko was from everything that was going on in her life.

It was weird that the security guard gave her that page from the book, though. Why didn't he just take her coins and make a photocopy, like he suggested she do?

It was beautifully shot. I loved how the camera just lingered on scenes. It was kind of a funny running gag that Kumiko kept running away from everyone all the time.  Her mom was pretty terrible. I'm surprised the credit card didn't get cancelled sooner. It was pretty crazy that she threw away the suits; I thought she had gotten fired, and then it made sense, but not so much when we found out she was still working there.

It's really sad that she wound up just wandering out into the snow and dying. I guess she probably realized there was no treasure, anyway. And she also wasn't happy being alive. I didn't enjoy the dream sequence at the end that much. I don't like things that aren't "real." But I guess it would've been even more sad if they just ended it with a shot of the snow-covered blanket.

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