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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

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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Trivia

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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Excellent for Lovers of Bizarre and Shocking Films
13 February 2018 | by davidhilleySee all my reviews

If enjoy for example, the filmography of Takashi Miike but want something a bit more sophisticated I would advise you this is a must see. On the spectrum of those type of 'shock films', I would actually rate this a 10 star rather than an 8. It is probably the most disturbing Japanese film I have seen, and despite what the movie poster suggests, that is accomplished without any graphic depictions of sex, violence, or gore (excluding the last scene). All this to say, it is a very intense movie that left my jaw hanging open throughout the entire viewing thinking "What the f***? What am I watching?". Great movie!


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