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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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In Tokyo, a young prostitute develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Tadashi Okuno ... Takashi Watanabe

Rin Takanashi ... Akiko

Ryô Kase ... Noriaki
Denden ... Hiroshi
Reiko Mori ... Nagisa
Kaneko Kubota ... Akiko's grandmother
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Ryota Nakanishi ... Student (uncredited)
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Directed by
Abbas Kiarostami 
 
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Abbas Kiarostami  screenplay

Produced by
Charles Gillibert .... producer
Kenzô Horikoshi .... executive producer
Nathanaël Karmitz .... producer
Abbas Kiarostami .... producer
Mai Ushikubo .... assistant producer
 
Cinematography by
Katsumi Yanagijima 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yûichi Tazawa .... first assistant director
 
Sound Department
Mohammad Reza Delpak .... sound re-recording mixer
Reza Narimizadeh .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Nicolas Marcos .... visual effects
 
Editorial Department
Shogo Yokoyama .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Elise Luguern .... music clearances
 
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Shogo Yokoyama .... script supervisor
 
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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 »
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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.See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful, 19 August 2014
Author: gavin6942 from United States

In Tokyo, a young prostitute (Rin Takanashi) develops an unexpected connection with a widower (Tadashi Okuno) over a period of two days.

At this point in his career, Abbas Kiarostami had been directing films for forty years, so he is no amateur. But it might be a bit of a new beginning, filming in Tokyo with an all-Japanese cast. In fact, had one not known better, they might assume the director was Japanese. What do these two worldviews create when blended?

Professor Nico Baumbach makes much of this cultural difference (and rightfully so), saying Kiarostami's foreign immersion "heightens in a new way the sense of the filmmaker as spectator", but is then quick to point out that despite this, we are not alienated from our subjects. The experience of distance "becomes the condition for an emotional connection that otherwise would not have been possible."

The film is also, in short, beautifully shot, with glorious cinematography. This is the sort of film, with its style and charismatic lead actress that one could watch for hours regardless of plot or substance. Critic David Denby says it more eloquently when he writes, "The cinematography is clear and hard-focused, and the editing produces long, flowing passages. This exquisitely made, elusive film has a lulling rhythm and a melancholy charm."

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