Like Someone in Love

Like Someone in Love

Release Date: 2013-02-15
NYC and/or LA Release



Film Genre(s): Drama Romance

United States


When Akiko (Rin Takanashi), a lovely Tokyo student who moonlights as a call girl, is dispatched to a new client in the suburbs, she is surprised to find the shy and elderly Takashi (81-year-old stage actor Tadashi Okuno), a committed academic constantly distracted by work-related phone calls. The lonely widower seems far more interested in playing house than having sex, however, and the young woman soon falls asleep. The next day, when the two encounter Akiko’s volatile boyfriend Noriaki (Ryo Kase), Takashi plays into Noriaki’s assumption that he is actually Akiko’s grandfather. As the three settle into their new roles, Takashi finds himself becoming the protector that Akiko so desperately needs.


LIKE SOMEONE IN LOVE premiered at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, and was also featured at the 2012 Toronto and New York film festivals.