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Like Someone in Love
Like Someone in Love
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LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
Japan, France, 2012
Drama

Synopsis

In Tokyo, sociology student Akiko works nights as a high-class sex worker. Instead of studying for her exams, she reluctantly goes to her new client, retired sociology professor Takashi. However, when Takashi drives Akiko to her university the next day, they strike up an odd role-playing routine.

Synopsis

In Tokyo, sociology student Akiko works nights as a high-class sex worker. Instead of studying for her exams, she reluctantly goes to her new client, retired sociology professor Takashi. However, when Takashi drives Akiko to her university the next day, they strike up an odd role-playing routine.

Our take

Iranian master Abbas Kiarostami took to the neon-glazed cityscapes of Tokyo for this enigmatic, expressionist masterpiece. Shimmering digital reflections trace an ongoing fascination with the tensions between appearance and reality, as the piercing humanity invokes the ghosts of Ozu and Mizoguchi.