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Aro Recommended Hachi - A Dog's Tale

 

aka: Hachiko
USA 2009, 87 minutes
Dir. Lasse Hallstrom
Rating: [G]
Genres: Family

Topics: Animal Antics, Tearjerker.

 

Aroview: Transposed to an American setting, Lasse Hallstrom adapts this timeless Japanese tale of a loyal dog and the irrepressible bond shared with his master, here played by Richard Gere.

Their quietly observed friendship survives grief-stricken family circumstances and swells to a beautifully moving finale, with dir. Hallstrom’s handling of the material measured enough to not let the sentimentality overwhelm what is an otherwise dignified, simply told tale.

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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