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Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter [2015] [NR] - 1.3.1

 
 

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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Profanity
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A woman (Rinko Kikuchi), tired of her mundane life, dreams of finding a treasure and follows what she thinks is a path to a real treasure laid out in the movie "Fargo." Also with Nobuyuki Katsube, Shirley Venard, David Zellner and Nathan Zellner. Directed by David Zellner. A few lines of dialogue are spoken in Japanese with no subtitles and others with English subtitles. [1:45]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A woman leans toward a man who is trying to help her and attempts to kiss him; he pulls away and says that he is married with children.
 A woman watches out of her apartment window as a man and a woman in a neighboring apartment dance.
 Several women dress in a locker room (no flesh is visible).

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A woman stands on a frozen lake, pounds on the ice to retrieve something under the surface and we see her hands become a little bloody and blood stains are on the ice until she pulls out a piece of wood. A woman walks through snow at night and we see her under a mound of snow in the morning; she gets up and appears to be OK (her skin is slightly blue tinged). A dog chases a woman walking through woods, it bites the comforter that she is wearing and tugs on it as she yells at the dog until she drops a DVD and the dog runs away with it.
 We see a man in a movie a few times with a bloody wound on his face and neck (his hand is also bloody).
 A woman yells at her adult daughter over the phone in a few scenes and belittles her for not being married; she says, "You've shamed me" and the daughter cries. A woman yells at a man and tells him that a treasure is real before storming away from him.
 A woman takes a taxi a long distance, and then runs away without paying; the driver honks, but does not pursue her. A woman's credit card is declined at a motel and she leaves without paying. A woman walks in snow-covered landscape through heavy winds after getting off a bus. A woman walks along a deserted beach and into a cave where she lifts a large stone and crabs skitter around a hole in the ground under it. A woman covers herself with a comforter from a motel and walks along a highway and streets; a police officer in a cruiser blares his siren to get her attention and they talk and he tries to help her.
 A woman attempts to set her pet rabbit free; it won't leave so we see her pick it up and take it onto a train where she leaves it in a seat and cries as the train pulls out of the station.
 A woman pulls a VHS tape out of a VCR and the tape unspools; she is seen later with arms full of tape and she puts it in a toilet and flushes it. A woman spits into a cup of tea (we see spittle) that she has prepared for her boss (she does this a couple of times) and we see the man drink from the cup with no adverse reaction. A woman slurps noodles from a cup.
 A police officer talks about a "drunk guy" shooting the genitals off a statue with a 12 gauge.

PROFANITY 1 - 1 mild obscenity, name-calling (liar, thief), 2 religious exclamations (Jesus Christ). [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A police officer talks about a "drunk guy" shooting the genitals off a statue with a 12 gauge. A man smokes a cigarette in a café, and a woman smokes a cigarette in a shop.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Treasure, folk tales, fiction vs. reality.

MESSAGE - Perseverance can pay off.

Special Keywords: S1 - V3 - P1 - MPAANR

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