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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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Writer:
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 »
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1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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Very Underrated See more (30 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 
 
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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 .... 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
Huma Khan .... legal post production (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ryota Nakanishi .... additional thanks
Teruyo Nogami .... special thanks
 

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109 min
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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:
Takashi:[subtitled version] Who said not to love her? I said not to marry her.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Que Sera, SeraSee more »

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12 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Very Underrated, 26 April 2014
Author: Don Palathara from Sydney, Australia

This is one of the very few good films I have watched in a while. This film is criticised for being simple, but Kiarostami's craft is almost flawless and very realistic. There are times when I questioned the duration of real-time in the film as he opt not to use jump cuts to show the shift in time, but except that minor glitch, this film was highly tense, deep and meaningful at so many levels.

Unlike the superficial Hollywood garbage we get to see everyday, Kiarostami's films show us real people with real problems. Probably one of the very few directors who can claim to have real class in this present era. I started watching this film after reading an interview with the director. The film did not disappoint me even a little bit. I am ashamed that I did not come across his name before.

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