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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 ... 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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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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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

Gross USA:

$239,056

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$562,878
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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 released before his death in 2016. 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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Que Sera, Sera
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Sung by Tadashi Okuno
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9 January 2017 | by treywillwestSee all my reviews

This may not be as unique a film as Kiarastami's Close-Up, but just as a movie-watching experience I would rank this as my favorite of the director's works. I can't really say why exactly I liked the film so much, and that may be part of its magic. At one point one character advises another that to truly love another means not asking them any questions. To love, then, is to accept that the other may lead you down paths that you do not know you want to take. (And indeed you really might not want to take them). To love something is to accept that they or it might lead you astray, might lie to you. This film, I think, offers the viewer that choice. It invites you to love it, but ultimately takes you where you may not want to go. You're still better off, I think, for following it down the rabbit-hole.


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