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Like Someone in Love

Like Someone in LoveRecently, the Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami has embraced a talky and relaxed international style. His latest film, Like Someone in LoveLike Someone in LoveDramaPT109MUnratedRecently, the Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami has embraced a talky and relaxed international style. His latest film, Like Someone in Love2013-02-26Sundance Selects
LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE Rin Takanashi

LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE Rin Takanashi

B+

Like Someone in Love

Genre: Drama; Starring: Tadashi Okuno, Rin Takanashi; Director: Abbas Kiarostami; Runtime (in minutes): 109; MPAA Rating: Unrated; Distributor: Sundance Selects

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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