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Like Someone in Love

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LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE Rin Takanashi

Like Someone in Love

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
109 minutes
Limited Release Date:
02/15/13
performer:
Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi
director:
Abbas Kiarostami
distributor:
Sundance Selects
genre:
Drama

We gave it a B+

Recently, the Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami has embraced a talky and relaxed international style. His latest film, Like Someone in Love, set in Tokyo, is about a retired sociology professor, played with a soft chuckle by Tadashi Okuno (who spent most of his career as an extra); the college-student prostitute (Rin Takanashi) he hires for a night; and her explosively angry and deluded boyfriend (Ryo Kase). The professor is desperate to connect with this shallow escort as a human being. That’s his tragedy, but the movie is playful and makes no easy moral judgments. (On VOD 2/21) B+

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