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  • Movie: Concrete
  • Country: Japan
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.
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Based on the true story of the murder of Junko Furuta, this horrific movie gives a fairly factual account of the incidents surrounding the 41-day kidnapping, repeated rape, torture, and ultimate murder of a 16-year old high school student at the hands of several young boys of roughly the same age.

The film focuses on the leader of the gang of juvenile delinquent boys, as he progress from dropping out of high school, to becoming a budding yakuza, to petty crime, and to serial rape, before finally setting his sights on victimizing a single young girl.

Many people protested the film's release before it even premiered, and it was eventually relegated to specialty theater showings and a DVD release.

  • Country: Japan
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Score: 6.5 (scored by 49 users)
  • Ranked: #99999
  • Popularity: #99999
  • Rating: Not Yet Rated

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Nashiyo
2 people found this review helpful
Aug 21, 2015
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Overall 9.5
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 10
Based on the true story of the murder of Junko Furuta, this horrific movie gives a fairly factual account of the incidents surrounding the 41-day kidnapping, repeated rape, torture, and ultimate murder of a 16-year old high school student at the hands of several young boys of roughly the same age.
The film focuses on the leader of the gang of juvenile delinquent boys, as he progress from dropping out of high school, to becoming a budding yakuza, to petty crime, and to serial rape, before finally setting his sights on victimizing a single young girl.
The girl was victimized in the house of one of the boy's parents, and that they turned a blind eye to the atrocity going on under their own roof adds to the outrage of the crime. The movie takes pains to show how the incident was facilitated by the boy's broken home and the parasitic structure of the Japanese mafia that lent the young punks its name to be used to terrorize people. At the same time, it makes no excuses for their actions. Overall, the movie has a very stark and real quality to it.

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feih94
1 people found this review helpful
Jun 15, 2014
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Overall 4.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 4.0
Music 4.0
Rewatch Value 1.0
Concrete is the last of the three films that describes the murder of Junko Furuta. To avoid any criticism the director decided to change the names of the characters but it doesn't change what happened to Furuta. The beginning introduces the characters and how they came to form the gang of criminals headed by Tatsuo (Jo Kamisaku). The gang began to commit theft and subsequently rapes. One evening Misaki (Furuta Junko) is unfortunately spotted by Tatsuo and her story begins.
After this brief summary of what happens, here's what i think:
since I've read the true story of Junko Furuta I found the film too "friendly" towards criminals and the whole story itself. Criminals don't seem to be the monsters that they truly are but are portrayed with a certain humanity and even goodness in some scenes. The abuses that Misaki suffers are not remotely comparable to what really happened to Junko Furuta because the girl was actually raped by 100 men, was forced to eat cockroaches, was practically burned alive and fireworks were inserted into her anus. The film is not comparable with reality but nevertheless it manages to convey the idea of ??the torture that Junko Furuta had to endure and how the human mind can be evil.
Acting and other stuff:
-I didn't like the actors so much (they weren't so good at acting), especially the girl whom I found at times expressionless ... in some scenes it seemed like she was think of something else while performing;
-Another thing that I didn't like at all was the makeup, the makeup artist in this film did a really bad job ... the wounds appeared to be made of plastic and what about the bruises? Really bad;
-Are you sure that the cameraman is not drunk? The flickering effect might be good to make a film more realistic but he shouldn't have exceeded , especially in scenes that didn't required it;
-The film is far too soft.

I was sickened by both the movie itself and by men's cruelty. Maybe I will give an opportunity to the other two movies.

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