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Noriko no shokutaku (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama, Horror | 23 September 2006 (Japan)
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 »

Director:

Sion Sono

Writers:

Sion Sono (screenplay), Sion Sono (novel)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazue Fukiishi Kazue Fukiishi ... Noriko Shimabara - Mitsuko
Tsugumi Tsugumi ... Kumiko - Ueno Station 54
Yuriko Yoshitaka Yuriko Yoshitaka ... Yuka Shimabara - Yôko
Shirô Namiki Shirô Namiki ... Ikeda - Tetsuzô's Friend
Sanae Miyata Sanae Miyata ... Taeko Shimabara
Yôko Mitsuya Yôko Mitsuya ... Tangerine
Tamae Andô Tamae Andô ... Broken Dam
Naoko Watanabe Naoko Watanabe ... Cripple #5
Hiroshi Sakuma Hiroshi Sakuma ... (as Kanehiro Ri)
Chihiro Abe Chihiro Abe ... Long Neck
Hanako Onuki Hanako Onuki ... Midnight
Sora Tôma Sora Tôma
Kazumasa Taguchi Kazumasa Taguchi ... Kumiko's 'Father'
Takako Kitagawa Takako Kitagawa ... Kumiko's 'Mother'
Shingo Ishikawa Shingo Ishikawa
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The family that eats together stays together. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 September 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Suicide Circle 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Gotanda, Tokyo, Japan See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Mother Ark Co. Ltd. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The poster in the girls' room is of the band Dessert. This was the fictional girl pop band that was a big part of the first film. The poster advertises the song "Write Once", which was the song that Dessert performed in the ending credits of Jisatsu sâkuru (2001). 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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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 doublethink03See 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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