Noriko's Dinner Table Is a movie written and directed by Sion Sono, released in 2006 in Japan. He looks back on the events of Suicide Club (2002), by the same director, and seeks to answer most of the questions that this film raised.
The film is representative of the work of Sion Sono, through the themes he chooses to deal with: the breakdown of the family unit, suicide among young people, the conflict between generations, or the destruction caused by the lack of communication.
Noriko Shimabara is a 17 year old girl. She leads a quiet life in Toyokawa with her sister Yuka, her mother Taeko and her father Tetsuzo. The latter, convinced that this peaceful life is ideal, does not see that Noriko has had enough of this too quiet life. At first, she finds refuge on the Internet, where she meets Ueno Station 54, a Tokyoite who quickly becomes her friend. However, she realizes that she has not experienced anything yet after a chance meeting with a former comrade she had lost sight of, nicknamed Tangerine, and who already has a job. She then decides to run away to Tokyo, to find her friend Ueno Station 54 ...
Kazue Fukiishi : Noriko Shimabara/Mitsuko
Ken Mitsuishi : Tetsuzo Shimabara
Yuriko Yoshitaka : Yuka Shimabara/Yôko
Tsugumi (en) : Kumiko/Ueno Station 54
Sanae Miyata : Taeko Shimabara
Shirō Namiki : Ikeda
Yōko Mitsuya : Tangerine
Tamae Andō : Broken Dam