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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.

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Takashi Watanabe
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Akiko
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Noriaki (as Ryô Kase)
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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
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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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Opening Weekend:

$21,813 (USA) (17 February 2013)

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$221,390 (USA) (21 April 2013)
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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

Noriaki: [subtitled version] If we're married, she has to answer me.
Takashi: Ideally, yes. That's why I'm saying you lack experience.
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Featured in At the Movies: Cannes Film Festival 2012 (2012) See more »

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Que Sera, Sera
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Sung by Tadashi Okuno
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Very Underrated
26 April 2014 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

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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