What happened to Takako Konishi?
November 3, 2005 4:09 PM   Subscribe

Where/how can I watch the British TV Documentary called "This is a True Story" about Takako Konishi, a Japanese girl found dead in the snow in Minnesota (previously discussed on MeFi here).

I am in the US, and there's no DVD in Netflix or any such thing as far as I can find. It was apparently part of a program in the UK called "Alt. TV" on Channel 4, shown 2003-2004. My boyfriend and I would really like to watch this, as we are really curious about the details of the story beyond the Guardian article (written by the director of the film). Any ideas?
posted by sarahnade to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
I videotaped this but I'm pretty certain I no longer have it. I'm sure someone will, it was trailed quite prominently.
posted by fire&wings at 4:31 PM on November 3, 2005

Wow! I want this too! Thanks for asking --- I'd forgotten all about this, and would love to track it down.
posted by fionab at 4:43 PM on November 3, 2005

I really wish I'd kept it on tape too, it's well worth searching for.
posted by ceri richard at 4:44 PM on November 3, 2005

George McGovern's daughter was also found dead in the snow.
posted by StickyCarpet at 5:05 PM on November 3, 2005

article on the story

You might start with the production company.
posted by Kickstart70 at 5:44 PM on November 3, 2005

Email Channel 4, ask if they have any plans to show it again (they have a number of different channels), and if so, email me and I'll record it for you!
posted by ascullion at 4:18 AM on November 4, 2005

Try UKNova bittorrent site.
posted by lalochezia at 12:20 PM on November 4, 2005

I saw it not long ago (in Australia) and honestly, I think that (A) you might be disappointed and (B) that you probably know all you're ever going to know about the story from your background reading already.

It was a documentary in "experimental" form, which is to say it was almost a tape-slide rather than a film, and it featured recreations of what happened in a stylised manner, and came to the conclusion that there was probably no connection with the Coen brothers movie at all.
posted by AmbroseChapel at 1:59 PM on November 4, 2005

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