Like someone in love

Like someone in love

a film

DVD - 2014? | Japanese
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Over a period of two days, a young prostitute and a widower develop an unexpected connection.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014?]
Edition: DVD edition
ISBN: 9781604658521
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1
DVD,NTSC
digital,optical,surround,DTS-HD Master Audio
1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

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TheeAvebury
Jan 02, 2017

Another excellent film by Abbas Kiarostami. It took me a good 10 minutes before I started to get into the film, but like a lot of Kiarostami films it was worth it in the end.

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dcb_0
Nov 21, 2016

This was an awful film. An Iranian makes an ill conceived film starring three diminishing Japanese stereotypes. I don't get it. A Frankenstein's monster of cultural ecumenism that should have been left on the cutting room floor. The actors did their best to handle this pathetic fusion, and I feel sorry for them.

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JMerchant
Sep 01, 2016

Beautiful movie. An understated masterpiece. From the opening shot, disorienting and telling us that this story will have a different perspective and will observe human behaviour. The documentary accompanying the DVD is so informative. This is what a movie can be when the director is truly unconventional in his approach.

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voisjoe1_0
May 02, 2016

Abbas Kiarostami, an Iranian master director, made this film in Japanese with Japanese actors. The story involves a prostitute, a subject that I suspect cannot be explored in film in Iran. As explained in the 40 minute documentary included on the DVD, Kiarostami chooses simple stories where he can film in sequence. In this film (and maybe all his films), as Kiarostami films, the actors learn what is going on so that for them the experience is not practiced but real. In this way, Kiarostami believes that what is on the screen is as close to reality as possible.

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rbjacobs
Feb 14, 2016

A little gem of a movie. It felt brief and fanciful but never simple. Highly recommended.

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Gwr
May 14, 2015

Intimate, character study, amazing how Kiarostami can develop characters in such a short period of time. Utilizing inexperienced actors, to delve into the human conditions of love, jealousy, suspicion, sex, family, violence, exploitation. Beautifully shot as always, night shots of a taxi ride through tokyo, reflected in the window from outside the car window is beautiful.

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Tj2C
Oct 25, 2014

Beautiful camera shots and good story telling. But It makes me feel as watching a short film.

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tj_is_cool
Sep 22, 2014

A rather slow movie but it was still quite entertaining. The ending was unexpected.

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Ron@Ottawa
Jul 23, 2014

First off, this art-house film is a mixed bag: it is a Franco-Japanese production directed by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, with a 100% Japanese cast. The story progresses very slowly, often with unnecessarily long takes. Some viewers will find some parts of the story to be disjoint. For example, I still do not understand the significance of this young girl, a student doubling up as a night-time prostitute, ignoring her visiting grandmother who waited for her for an entire day at the train station. Overall, though, this is a film very different from traditional dramas that we are used to, in the way it is told, and the subject matter. For this reason alone it is worth making the time investment to see it. In Japanese with subtitles.

d2013 Jul 04, 2014

The movie is different yet moving. The ending leaves you wondering.

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