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.
Noriko's Dinner Table (Japanese: 紀子の食卓 Hepburn: Noriko no Shokutaku) is a 2006 Japanese psychological horror film, and a prequel to the independent horror film Suicide Club (2001), written and directed by Sion Sono.
Suicide Club concerns the mass suicide of 54 schoolgirls and how it leads the law to a shadowy cult. Noriko's Dinner Table takes place before, during, and after the previous installment's timeline as an attempt to resolve several questions left unanswered.
Noriko's Dinner Table explores various issues including the generation gap in modern families, the malleability of personal identity, social alienation, suicide, and the use of the Internet.
The film was released theatrically in Japan on September 23, 2006, and won the Don Quixote award at the 40th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic and a special mention.