MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 3,407 this week

Like Someone in Love (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  15 September 2012 (Japan)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 5,234 users   Metascore: 76/100
Reviews: 29 user | 155 critic | 31 from Metacritic.com

In Tokyo, a young prostitute develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days.

Director:

Writer:

(screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 27 titles
created 24 Feb 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 22 Aug 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 11 months ago
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Like Someone in Love (2012)

Like Someone in Love (2012) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Like Someone in Love.
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Juliette Binoche, William Shimell, Jean-Claude Carrière
Shirin (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A hundred and fourteen famous Iranian theater and cinema actresses and a French star: mute spectators at a theatrical representation of Khosrow and Shirin, a Persian poem from the twelfth ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Mahnaz Afshar, Pegah Ahangarani, Taraneh Alidoosti
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Homayoun Ershadi, Abdolrahman Bagheri, Afshin Khorshid Bakhtiari
Ten (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ten sequences examine the emotional lives of women at significant junctures.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Mania Akbari, Amin Maher, Kamran Adl
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi
Close-Up (1990)
Documentary | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran, promising it a prominent part in his next movie. The actual ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Hossain Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The movie focuses on one of the events in Zendegi Edame Darad (1992), and explores the relationship between the movie director, and the actors. The local actors play a couple who got ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Mohamad Ali Keshavarz, Farhad Kheradmand, Zarifeh Shiva
Tickets (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A train travels across Italy toward Rome. On board is a professor who daydreams a conversation with a love that never was, a family of Albanian refugees who switch trains and steal a ticket... See full summary »

Directors: Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Carlo Delle Piane, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Silvana De Santis
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

After the earthquake of Guilan, the film director and his son, Puya, travel to the devastated area to search for the actors of the movie the director made there a few years ago, Khane-ye ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Farhad Kheradmand, Buba Bayour, Hocine Rifahi
ABC Africa (2001)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Documentary account of the AIDS crisis in Uganda.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Stars: Abbas Kiarostami, Seyfolah Samadian
No (2010)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A little girl with beautiful hair. She loves movies and wants to become an actress. She is being told about the plot of a movie that she is going to play: "a friend is jealous about her ... See full summary »

Director: Abbas Kiarostami
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
Takashi Watanabe
...
Akiko
...
Noriaki
Denden ...
Hiroshi
Reiko Mori ...
Nagisa
Kaneko Kubota ...
Akiko's grandmother
Edit

Storyline

In Tokyo, a young prostitute develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

15 September 2012 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Ez is szerelem?  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$21,813 (USA) (15 February 2013)

Gross:

$221,390 (USA) (19 April 2013)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the late 1990s Abbas Kiarostami was driving late at night while on a visit to Tokyo and witnessed a young girl on the side of the street dressed as a bride. In the years following, while visiting Tokyo to promote other films, he realized that he was always looking for that same girl because she had left such an impression but that he would never likely notice her again in real life because she wouldn't be wearing the same dress. This experience became the basis for the film. See more »

Quotes

Noriaki: [subtitled version] What do they teach them in there? As if dusty, old, foreign books will open their eyes.
See more »

Connections

Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Loneliness, Hunger
24 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Following "Copie conforme" (2011), Kiarostami continues to travel the world, and this time he finds his film from the relationship between a student who also works as an escort and a widower in Tokyo.

I think the essentials of his cinema should be clear by now, no matter which film has been the door to his art: life and reality as a form of fiction, art as life, love as art, death as the long journey from the anteroom of life, as in "Bad ma ra khadad bord" ('The Wind Will Carry Us', 1999), beyond the rolling credits. Yet his films are not pessimistic or cold, but rather celebrate life in the smallest moments, and this humanity transforms all the narrative opulence into life-affirming art.

Kiarostami's gift is that he's able to make us unsure of our footing, of where or who we are, or who the characters we see are, and where they're going. He does it with such slyness it's as natural as breathing. We see not much happening, but somehow we have that ever- intensifying feeling that behind the curtain something grand is slowly taking shape, the pieces of the universe are falling into place and soon the cosmos will reveal itself unto us. In modern literature it's Murakami Haruki who's closest to this kind of fantastical realism that Kiarostami not only employs as a kind of means, but breathes and gives a name to; not a mirror but a window, not the cloud but the sky.

Indeed, the film is very much like the rest of Kiarostami that I have seen: the surface is calm, lingering, leisurely, yet beneath the surface there's another world entire, fierce and full of dark brooding. It's them, it's us. Loneliness, hunger. Warmth, comedy. The wheel turns. To some extent this film pairs well not only with the apparent sibling "Copie conforme" but with "Amour" (2012), too. Both have at their core a relationship amid death and old age, an awakening, and the urge for human connection; both films are masterful poems of the cinematic flow of images and rhythm. I'd also search for "Bin-jip" (2004), which shares the broken heart, bruised by domestic violence, and the hopeful heart that sees the door, ajar ever as imperceptibly, and the rush of blood to the head as one realizes all the possibilities.

And then, as always, there's the "although" and the "but," and all that comes with it.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
falling asleep in the car i_am_uncool
which track plays in the trailer? y-welis
DVD...? moulmein
Criterion release announced TopFrog
Discuss Like Someone in Love (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?