Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009)

6.9

Movie

UK, United Kingdom
English, Japanese
Drama, Family
2009
LASSE HALLSTRÖM
Adam Masnyk, Bates Wilder, Becki Dennis
93 min

What it's about

A drama based on the true story of a college professor's bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.

The take

A college professor (Richard Gere) provides a home for the abandoned Akita he encountered at the train station, against the wishes of his wife (Joan Allen). As a bond develops between dog and master and tragedy suddenly strikes the family, a true act of devotion is displayed by the pup. Based on a supposedly true story which played out in Japan in early 20th century, Lasse Hallstrom's Hachi finds beauty in its simplicity without being overly cloying and gets empathetic, frankly really strong performance from Gere.

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