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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 »

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

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Genres:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Noriko Shimabara: Dad looked at me. His eyes were moist. I felt bad. I was his daughter. He was a lonely, stubborn man.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Bara ga saita
Written by Kuranosuke Hamaguchi
Performed by Mike Maki
Courtesy of Shinko Music Entertainment
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Rent A Family
18 October 2010 | by chelanoSee all my reviews

Director Sion Sono had done a film called, "The Suicide Club" that had an interesting story, but was just a mediocre movie. In fact it had seemed like there were holes in the story. This film pretty much fills in all the holes and has so much more added on. This movie is almost three hours long and jam packed with dialog. But really good dialog. It almost had a poetic feel to it. This is called semi-sequel, but actually it more or less takes place during the other movie. This film is listed as a horror film. But it is not the gore fest that "The Suicide Club" was. The movie had no scare factor at all. But mentally it was creepy. Two sisters run away from home and get into a business where others rent them to be part of their family. The creepy part is that they take on different names and personalities and they get so use it, they become these alternate people. It really does give the movie a creepy warped feeling at parts. The sisters are played by Kazue Fukiishi; who is a nerdy type girl who becomes more open with her other personality. Then you have Yuriko Yoshitaka; who basically turns into someone else, but mostly stays the same personality wise. The girl who runs the business is played by Tsugumi who has the most warped mind in the film. She loves role playing in these families because she never had one. She likes it so much, it is like she is trying to find the perfect family to stay with. The movie does run a bit long, but in some ways it is worth it because the words spoken and the meaning behind the movie are pretty powerful.


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