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.