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Noriko no shokutaku (2005)

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 ...
Tsugumi ...
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

Noriko Shimabara: I've been pretending to be busy until today; now I feel naked.
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Connections

Referenced in Making of Love Exposure (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Bara ga saita
Written by Kuranosuke Hamaguchi
Performed by Mike Maki
Courtesy of Shinko Music Entertainment
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An ordeal that does not even get rewarded....
13 February 2009 | by See all my reviews

The movie "Noriko's Dinner Table" is a long movie. And it is not one of those movies that make you forget that they are long because they are exciting, gripping, thrilling, funny,... It's just long, bland, and boring.

The main pseudo-philosophical question of Noriko's Dinner Table is a simple one: "Are you connected to yourself?" The question is easily answered: I am myself, therefore I am connected to myself. So why does it take two and a half hours to try to somehow explore this question?

The movie is just like the question: pointless. Furthermore it's disturbingly sick because characters act in totally unnatural ways. But not even that in an interesting way. I can't believe that this movie got only favorable reviews. Honestly I expected something special. There was nothing of that sort.


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