IFC Films | Release Date: February 15, 2013
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Generally favorable reviews based on 26 Ratings
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LynAug 31, 2014
Why, exactly, does the elderly retired professor request a call girl? Why is he so taken by the girl, who is quite dim and vacant? Why doesn't he ask questions that would help him to actually understand her situation? You may or may notWhy, exactly, does the elderly retired professor request a call girl? Why is he so taken by the girl, who is quite dim and vacant? Why doesn't he ask questions that would help him to actually understand her situation? You may or may not formulate theories to answer these questions, but in any case, no one in the movie seems to be "like someone in love." Expand
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TVJerryApr 8, 2013
Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels to Japan for this film about a young hooker who becomes involved with an old professor. Any movie that starts with a long, inert first scene is gonna be slow, but this one takes the prize. First is aIranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami travels to Japan for this film about a young hooker who becomes involved with an old professor. Any movie that starts with a long, inert first scene is gonna be slow, but this one takes the prize. First is a restaurant with 2 locked-down cameras for 10 min. Second is in a cab for 15 min, while listens to 8 voicemail msgs. You get the idea. At one point the old man fell asleep behind the wheel of the car for more than a minute. All sequences take place in real time with static camera and low key performances. I had plenty of time to answer a few emails and not miss a thing (even in subtitles) and may be the only person in Richmond to see this. It does have a pretty surprising shaggy dog ending. Expand
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