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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.

Director:

Abbas Kiarostami

Writers:

Abbas Kiarostami (screenplay), Mohammad Rahmani (screenplay collaborator: Grandmother's messages)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Tadashi Okuno ... Takashi Watanabe
Rin Takanashi ... Akiko
Ryo Kase ... Noriaki (as Ryô Kase)
Denden ... Hiroshi
Mihoko Suzuki Mihoko Suzuki ... The neighbor
Kaneko Kubota Kaneko Kubota ... Akiko's grandmother
Hiroyuki Kishi Hiroyuki Kishi ... The former student
Reiko Mori Reiko Mori ... Nagisa
Kôichi Ohori 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

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan | France

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 September 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Like Someone in Love See more »

Filming Locations:

Shizuoka, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,813, 17 February 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$221,390, 21 April 2013
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Abbas Kiarostami's final film before his death in 2016. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

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

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Que Sera, Sera
(uncredited)
Sung by Tadashi Okuno
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One of the worst movies of the century, so far.
31 March 2013 | by madmadSee all my reviews

This aimless exercise was a complete waste of time, I want that two hours of my life back. Plot less, characters with no motivations, long, agonizing takes with excessive "street noise" for faux-effect. In one scene inside a third-floor apartment with the windows closed, the soundtrack sounded like the action was taking place in the middle of a busy street.

The set-up might have been intriguing, if it went anywhere. It did not.

In one scene, the audience was actually subjected to viewing a guy falling asleep in his car while stopped at a traffic light. In real time. He nodded off, he napped, the light changed, traffic started to move.... Yawn!


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