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Like Someone in Love -- An old man and a young woman meet in Tokyo. She knows nothing about him, he thinks he knows her. He welcomes her into his home, she offers him her body. But the web that is woven between them in the space of twenty-four hours bears no relation to the circumstances of their encounter.

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Abbas Kiarostami (screenplay)
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Release Date:
15 September 2012 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
In Tokyo, a young sex worker develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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Long Drawn out Scenes that Surmount to Nothing See more (29 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Tadashi Okuno ... Takashi Watanabe

Rin Takanashi ... Akiko

Ryô Kase ... 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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ryota Nakanishi ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Abbas Kiarostami 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Abbas Kiarostami  screenplay

Produced by
Charles Gillibert .... associate producer
Kenzô Horikoshi .... executive producer
Nathanaël Karmitz .... associate producer
Abbas Kiarostami .... producer
Mai Ushikubo .... assistant producer
 
Cinematography by
Katsumi Yanagijima 
 
Film Editing by
Bahman Kiarostami 
 
Casting by
Tsuyoshi Sugino 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yûichi Tazawa .... first assistant director
Kazuki Tobita .... second assistant director
 
Sound Department
Mohammad Reza Delpak .... sound re-recording mixer
Mohammad Reza Delpak .... sound (as Mohamadreza Delpak)
Nobuyuki Kikuchi .... sound
Reza Narimizadeh .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Nicolas Marcos .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Akio Kimura .... gaffer
Takayuki Matsumoto .... assistant camera
Akira Sekiguchi .... video engineer
Shinji Suzuki .... assistant camera
Anna Tanaka .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Isabelle Laclau .... colorist
Shogo Yokoyama .... assistant editor (as Edishogo Yokoyama)
 
Music Department
Elise Luguern .... music clearances
 
Other crew
Shohreh Golparian .... assistant to the director and interpreter
Ryota Nakanishi .... production assistant
Shogo Yokoyama .... script supervisor
 
Thanks
Ryota Nakanishi .... additional thanks
Teruyo Nogami .... special thanks
 

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109 min
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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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Noriaki:[subtitled version] If we're married, she has to answer me.
Takashi:Ideally, yes. That's why I'm saying you lack experience.
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6 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Long Drawn out Scenes that Surmount to Nothing, 13 April 2014
Author: David Fried

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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