Like Someone In Love
Drama / Foreign Language
Director: Abbas Kiarostami
Running time: 109 mins Released: 21st June 2013
About Like Someone In Love
Akiko (Rin Takanashi) is a pretty Tokyo student who moonlights as an escort. One night after another strained phone call spent trying to convince her jealous boyfriend Noriaki (Ryo Kase) that he can trust her, she is dispatched on a special assignation in the suburbs. Reluctant to go as her grandmother is waiting to meet her at the train station, Akiko nonetheless hails a cab. She is surprised to find that her client, shy and elderly retired professor of sociology Takashi (Tadashi Okuno) isn't really interested in sex. Instead, he has prepared a dinner and the pair simply talk. Akiko falls asleep before her attempts to seduce Takashi are successful. The next day, he insists on driving her to her university. They run into Noriaki who assumes that Takashi is Akiko's grandfather and the lie has unexpected results for all involved.