Man From Reno

Man from Reno and Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter - LaF 72

For episode 72, LaF is reviewing two art house films that are available for streaming. Man from Reno is a mystery story set in San Francisco. A famous Japanese writer meets a mysterious man whose sudden disappearance leaves her with a suitcase as her only clue to finding him. Along the way she crosses paths with a small town sheriff who is trying to find his own mystery man. The second film has the L-Train and Mr. Two bitterly divided. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter is about a jaded Japanese woman who travels to Fargo, North Dakota in the hope of finding the briefcase full of money from the movie Fargo. She believes that a worn out VHS tape of the movie is actually a treasure map to the fictional fortune. Find out why one host loved the film and why one will never recommend the movie to anyone.

Have you seen Man From Reno or Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter? If you have, let LaF know what you think. Send in your thoughts by emailing the show at, tweeting @theLaFpodcast, or sending a message on