Trippy Incident involving Fargo.

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Trippy Incident involving Fargo.

Post by Muncher666 » Wed Dec 05, 2001 9:46 pm

The Coen Brothers make some damn good films. They also have some damned stupid fans.

FILM CASH TOURIST DIES (MX Magazine, 2001, Thursday December 6th)

US police are mystified by the death of a Japanese tourist trying to find money buried in the Oscar-winning film Fargo.

Takako Konishi flew from Tokyo to the US to look for the cash buried by an actor during the film.

Her body was found by hunters near Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, a week later.

Local police tried to explain to her that Fargo was just a movie, but Konishi didn't speak much English. A post-mortem is being carried out but foul play is not suspected.

Konishi, 28, was found by locals wandering round town looking for the cash with a crude homemade map. A local man took Konishi, who didn't speak much english, to Bismarck Police Department.

Lieutenant Nick Sevart said they tried to explain to her it was only a movie, but faced a language barrier. Sinse Konishi hadn't done anything illegal and her paperwork was apparently in order, Sevart says police had no reason to hold her.



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Post by I am 138 » Thu Dec 06, 2001 9:31 pm

Maybe because it says it's based on a true story? I actually heard that in an Australian interview, the Coen's said they'd just made that up, and that it was all fiction.

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Post by Griff [Mola] » Fri Dec 07, 2001 6:57 am

Wow, I'm surprised she didn't go looking for Steve Buscemi at the bottom of a wood chipper.

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