IFC Films | Release Date: February 15, 2013
Summary: Abbas Kiarostami, the writer/director of the critically acclaimed "Certified Copy," travels even further afield from his native Iran for this mysteriously beautiful romantic drama filmed entirely in Japan. Like Someone in Love revolves around the brief encounter between an elderly professor (81-year-old stage actor Tadashi Okuno, here playing his first leading role in a film) and a sociology student (Rin Takanashi) who moonlights as a high-end escort. Dispatched to the old man by her boss—one of the professor’s former students—the young woman finds her latest client less interested in sex than in cooking her soup, talking, and playing old Ella Fitzgerald records. Eventually, night gives way to day and a tense standoff with the student’s insanely jealous boyfriend (Ryo Kase); but as usual in Kiarostami, nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. Are these characters—who conjure in one another the specters of regret and roads not taken—meeting by chance, or is it fate? Is this love, or merely something like it? (IFC)
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Runtime: 109 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://www.ifcfilms.com/films/like-someone-in-love
Production: MK2 Productions
Genres: Drama
Countries: Japan, France
Language: Japanese
Home Release Date: May 20, 2014
Director Credit
Abbas Kiarostami Director
Writer Credit
Abbas Kiarostami Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Rin Takanashi Akiko
Ryo Kase Noriaki
Tadashi Okuno Takashi Watanabe
Cast Credit
Denden Hiroshi
Kaneko Kubota Akiko's Grandmother
Reiko Mori Nagisa
Rin Takanashi Cast
Ryo Kase Cast
Ryota Nakanishi Student
Tadashi Okuno Cast
Producer Credit
Abbas Kiarostami Producer
Charles Gillibert Producer
Nathanaël Karmitz Producer