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A film crew pictured in the background packs up after shooting a scene for the independent film "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter" in a field along Manning Avenue in Cottage Grove. The barbed-wire fence in the foreground is relevant to the movie plot. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente

Independent film shot in south Washington County plays off 'Fargo' plot

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The Zellner brothers nearly retraced the Coen brothers' famed filmmaking footsteps in south Washington County.

A movie crew led by Austin, Texas, filmmakers David and Nathan Zellner spent several days recently filming in local communities for an independent film whose plot plays off a scene from the 1996 Joel and Ethan Coen hit movie "Fargo."


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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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