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Hachi: A Dog'sTale

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Antonette Pelaez
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Hachi: A Dog'sTale

Hachi: A Dog’s Tale 


I saw this film on Netflix. This is an American drama film released in 2009 and is a remake of the 1987 Japanese film Hachiko Monogatari. The film is based on a true story of the love and devotion between a man and a dog. His dog was an Akita named Hachiko who lived in Japan in the 1920’s. Every day, Hachiko would accompany his master to the train station to work and return each afternoon to greet his master. Sadly, his master departs one day, passes away and never returns. For the succeeding nine years, Hachiko faithfully returns to the same spot at the station to wait for his master. During his visits, Hachiko touches the lives of many local people who work and commute through the town square. When Hachiko died, he was remembered by a bronze statue made for his honor at his waiting spot. I chose this film because it teaches us love, compassion and loyalty.