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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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Genres:

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

The film had the production title The End which was also the initial name of the movie. See more »

Quotes

Noriaki: [subtitled version] What do they teach them in there? As if dusty, old, foreign books will open their eyes.
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Connections

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

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Like Someone In Love
Music byJimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics byJohnny Burke
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Long Drawn out Scenes that Surmount to Nothing
13 April 2014 | by marakanisSee all my reviews

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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