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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.

Directors:

Abbas Kiarostami, Shay Modaressi (as Banafsheh Violet Modaressi)

Writers:

Abbas Kiarostami (screenplay), Mohammad Rahmani (screenplay collaborator: Grandmother's messages)
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Cast overview:
Tadashi Okuno ... Takashi Watanabe
Rin Takanashi ... Akiko
Ryô Kase ... Noriaki
Denden ... Hiroshi
Mihoko Suzuki ... The neighbor
Kaneko Kubota Kaneko Kubota ... Akiko's grandmother
Hiroyuki Kishi ... The former student
Reiko Mori ... Nagisa
Kôichi Ohori ... Taxi Driver (as Kouichi Ohori)
Tomoaki Tatsumi Tomoaki Tatsumi ... The mechanic
Seina Kasugai Seina Kasugai ... Nagisa's friend
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Like Someone in Love I is a Japanese-language film directed by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami. It has been selected to be screened in the main competition section at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. Written by Abbas Kiarostami. Written by Ugetsu

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Drama

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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

Takashi: [subtitled version] Who said not to love her? I said not to marry her.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Like Someone In Love
Music byJimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics byJohnny Burke
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Sad film
13 December 2019 | by osyqxmsmSee all my reviews

But the story is nonsense and quite sterile

The saving grace is the hot call girl whose legs, hair and waist make her worth a million bucks. This is a foreign film but available on DVD which my friends owns


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Country:

Japan | France

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 September 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Shizuoka, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,813, 17 February 2013

Gross USA:

$239,056

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$562,878
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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