Concrete (2004)


AKA: Konkurîto
Japanese: コンクリート
Directed: Hiromu Nakamura
Genre: Crime || Drama || Horror
Runtime: 1:29:43
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Subtitles: none

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Katsuya Kobayashi
Miki Komori … Misaki / Female high-school student
Masanori Machida
Kensuke Mano
Mika Mifune

Synopsis / Plot:

Based on Jôji Atsumi’s non-fiction novel Jûnana-sai: aku no rirekisho – the tagline for the movie, “Seventeen, Evil Resume” (“resume” = résumé), was a translation of the book’s title – Concrete (Konkurîto) tells the real-life story of how, in 1989, a group of male youths in Tokyo, ranging in age from 16 to 18, abducted a 17-year-old high school girl, raped and otherwise abused her for 41 days, then murdered her. They put her corpse into a 50-gallon oil drum, filled the drum with concrete – hence the movie’s title – then dumped it in a reclaimed land area.

Katsuya Matsumura’s 1995 movie Concrete-Encased High School Girl Murder Case (Joshikôsei konkurîto-zume satsujin-jiken) [viewer discretion is advised] was based on the same murder case as Concrete. – – Twitch


Anyone who views either of these two (2) films for their “entertainment” value should seek help. The atrocity is almost beyond imagining. Especially if you see forensic photos of the real bloated body in the opened drum.
41 days!
Can you imagine the terror that must have been in that poor girl’s heart?!?
You would think it was the Japanese army in Nanking. Same scum. Different generation.

Concrete is an indie film that recounts the story of the Junko Furuta murder, a well-known crime. It deals as much with the social factors that produced Furuta’s four assailants as it does with Furuta’s suffering at their hands.
The film involves four boys who kidnap a girl named Misaki. The boys rape, torture, and murder her in a similar manner to the boys who killed Junko Furuta.
One source says:
“Many people protested the film’s release before it even premiered, and it was eventually relegated to specialty theater showings and a DVD release. Some of the criticism against the film is that it attempts to humanize or to portray sympathetically Furuta’s killers”.

However, a news item at the time ( claims:
“Concrete Crime Movie Release Cancelled
April 29, 2004
Theater release of “Concrete”, a movie about a famous murder case in 1989, has been cancelled. The case involved a group of Tokyo youths who kidnapped a 17-year old high school girl, kept her captive and raped and beat her for 41 days before killing her. They putting her body in drum and filled it with concrete. The case is considered the precursor of a wave of juvenile crime that has hit Japan in the years since. The indie movie is the commercial debut by former bosozoku Nakamura Taku (33). It was due to open at a Ginza theater at the end of May, but repeated attacks on the Internet and threatening phone calls caused the production company to cancel. It can only be assumed that this was done by friends or sympathisers of the perpetrators – all but the group leader have served their sentences. A movie spokesperson said, “It’s unfortunate that people couldn’t understand that we had hoped to raise public awareness of the problem of juvenile crime, ring some alarm bells about the future of our youth.” Video release will go ahead in June [2004] as planned”.

Because both films lack subtitles, I’ve included a scanlation of the manga True Modern Stories of the Bizarre (Makoto Gendai Ryōki Ten) by guro mangaka Waita Uziga (pen-name); it includes the story Schoolgirl in Concrete based on this case.






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