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Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)
"Noriko no shokutaku" (original title)

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A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazue Fukiishi ...
Noriko Shimabara - Mitsuko
Tsugumi ...
Kumiko - Ueno Station 54
Yuriko Yoshitaka ...
Yuka Shimabara - Yôko
Shirô Namiki ...
Ikeda - Tetsuzô's Friend
Sanae Miyata ...
Taeko Shimabara
Yôko Mitsuya ...
Tangerine
Tamae Andô ...
Broken Dam
Naoko Watanabe ...
Cripple #5
Hiroshi Sakuma ...
(as Kanehiro Ri)
Chihiro Abe ...
Long Neck
Hanako Onuki ...
Midnight
Sora Tôma
Kazumasa Taguchi ...
Kumiko's 'Father'
Takako Kitagawa ...
Kumiko's 'Mother'
Shingo Ishikawa
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A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", which grows darker after the mass suicide of 54 high school girls. Written by Anonymous

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Mitsuko, the name that Noriko takes on, is one of the main characters in the first film. See more »

Quotes

Circle member (in cafe) to Noriko's Father: The only way to figure out what we can be... is to lie openly and pursue emptiness.
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Follows Suicide Club (2001) See more »

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Bara ga saita
Written by Kuranosuke Hamaguchi
Performed by Mike Maki
Courtesy of Shinko Music Entertainment
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The pointlessness of being a girl
20 July 2013 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Imagine a typically vacuous, dreamy teenage girl (who, incidentally, abandons her family like a selfish imbecile in order to pursue God knows what moronic idea of "personal freedom" she may have gotten from feminist magazines or retarded modern pop culture). Imagine her constant, never-ending stream of thought, jumping around randomly, pointlessly, from one nonsense thought to the next, all wholly unrelated. Now imagine you're stuck in her head for two hours and forty minutes, where every such inane thought is expressed in painful, ceaseless voice-over.

"I wonder where dad is. Is he seeing the same stars I am? I have decided to be more connected to myself. I went to this man's house, there were pictures on the wall. Probably his family. I was moved."

The other characters, when they briefly take the spotlight, are no different. You are treated to the NEVERENDING STREAM OF THEIR EVERY SINGLE STUPID THOUGHT!

That's this movie. Nevermind the horror tag, there is nothing horrific about this film except the utter realization of how lucky you were to not have been born the weaker, mindless sex.


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