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Like Someone in Love (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 15 September 2012 (Japan)
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In Tokyo, a young sex worker develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days.

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Takashi Watanabe
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Akiko
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Noriaki
Denden ...
Hiroshi
Mihoko Suzuki ...
The neighbor
Kaneko Kubota ...
Akiko's grandmother
Hiroyuki Kishi ...
The former student
Reiko Mori ...
Nagisa
Kôichi Ohori ...
Taxi driver (as Kouichi Ohori)
Tomoaki Tatsumi ...
The mechanic
Seina Kasugai ...
Nagisa's friend
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Like Someone in Love I is a Japanese film directed by Abbas kiarostami. It has been selected to be screened in the main competition section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. The film is set during the mighty Heisei Dynasty-period in Japanese history. Written by Abbas kiarostami. Written by Ugetsu

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

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$221,390 (USA) (19 April 2013)
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The film had the production title The End which was also the initial name of the movie. See more »

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Akiko: [subtitled version] I'd rather not know all the mistakes I've made. I'm depressed enough as it is.
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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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Long Drawn out Scenes that Surmount to Nothing
13 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

Though the characters within the movie are quite lifelike, the story that is ultimately told is uninteresting at best.

The movie is entirely filled with long overly drawn out scenes where very little of interest is said, and absolutely nothing is done. All of the action takes place outside of frame, and while I appreciate the tension it creates, and the authenticity it brings, the movie itself ends up feeling empty and ultimately boring.

I could work myself into a tizzy attempting to draw meaning from the story, but it really seems to be a case of simply letting events from a premise play out on screen. I got a similar feeling from "Lost in Translation," but even that movie had a lot more action and emotional depth to it.

If you liked "Lost in Translation" you may find something to enjoy here, but if your eyes glaze over at the thought of staring at an old man driving a car for 20 minutes, it's fair to say you'd find this movie a waste of your time.


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