Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hachiko (Hachi): A Dog's Tale

Starring Richard Gere and Joan Allen, 'Hachi: A Dogs Tale' is the heartwarming true story about an unbreakable bond between a University professor and his dog.

Hachiko, the legendary Japanese akita, proves that there is nothing more loyal than man's best friend in this modern retelling of a cherished true story. It all begins when a college professor adopts an abandoned dog named Hachiko. The two form such a strong bond that Hachiko walks with the professor to the train station each morning and returns to the station each evening to walk the professor home again. The routine continues until one day the professor does not return to the train station. Hachiko, however, does not give up. He returns to the same train station at the same time, faithfully waiting for his owner to return. Hachiko does this for more than nine years, until his own death. This heartwarming tale that is already the stuff of legend in Japan is finally making its way to America by way of prominent director Lasse Hallström. With an equally capable cast, the experience of Hachiko's unending loyalty is certain to stay with you. Hachiko's story is one of love, unwavering devotion, and the resounding impact one dogs affection can make.

Through his daily journeys to the station Hachi becomes a regular fixture of the community and an inspiration of love, friendship and unyielding loyalty to everyone who meets him. Hachi's story is a tale for the ages; a dogs faithful devotion to his master exposes the great power of love and how this simplest of acts can become the grandest gesture of all.

1 comment:

Pammy said...

This is such a big coincidence as I watched this movie last night for the fourth time and it still did not fail to touch me and make me cry. The first time I watched this, I said to myself that I wish humans can be as faithful and loyal as Hachi. I am a cat lover but because of this movie, I want a dog and if I get to have one, I will name him Hachi. :)

There's also another movie with a Japanese Akita in it. It's also based on another true story in Japan - A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies. Another really touching story and loyalty of a dog.