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Watch: Endearing Teaser Trailer For Abbas Kiarostami's Japanese Romantic Drama 'Like Someone In Love'

The Playlist By Simon Dang | The Playlist March 26, 2012 at 4:38AM

After taking the festival scene by storm last year with his Euro-set "Certified Copy," Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has now moved East with his latest effort, Japanese-language romantic drama "Like Someone In Love," formerly known as "The End."
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Like Someone In Love

After taking the festival scene by storm last year with his Euro-set "Certified Copy," Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has now moved East with his latest effort, Japanese-language romantic drama "Like Someone In Love," formerly known as "The End."

We were actually unaware the film had already completed production (which evidently finished lensing last November) so it was with much surprise that we woke up to the first endearing teaser trailer for the film. Utilizing Ella Fitzgerald's rendition of title track, the films looks to be a worthy "continuation of 'Certified Copy'" centering on a young Japanese woman who finances her studies through prostitution and her relationship with a brilliant, elderly academic who is also one of her clients. 

Despite early reports of Aoi Miyazaki starring, it looks like she's been replaced by Rin Takanashi who will now star alongside Tadashi Akuno and Ryo Kase ("Letters From Iwo Jima," "Restless"). At this stage, we wouldn't be surprised if Kiarostami found his way to Cannes where his 'Copy' star Juliette Binoche won the Best Actress awards in 2010. You can also check out our recent Kiarostami retrospective to celebrate the North American theatrical release of that film. [TheFilmStage]

This article is related to: Abbas Kiarostami, The End, Like Someone In Love


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