Noriko's Dinner Table (2008) Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
Brimming with a hip sensibility and a touch of ultra-violence, this provocative Japanese film by young director Sion Sono stunned audiences during its initial theatrical run.
Teenager Noriko Shimabara escapes her tiny provincial town and moves to the big city to find an Internet cult group called Haikyo.com. There she meets the site s web-master, a young woman named Kumiko, and loses herself in the cult practices of this strange group, which include a unique approach to prostitution and mass suicide. Back home, Noriko s little sister grows increasingly concerned about her sibling and toys with the idea of coming to the city herself.
Told in a fractured style, the film is an extension of Sono s runaway success Suicide Club. Too horrific to be mere drama, and to melodramatic to be horror, Noriko s Dinner Table takes a harsh look at alienated youth in a modern society.
About Noriko's Dinner Table (2008)
Starring: Ken Mitsuishi, Shiro Namiki, Tsugumi, Kazue Fukiishi, Yuriko Yoshitaka
Runtime: 127 minutes
Director: Sion Sono