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Hachi-ko (1987)

Hachikô monogatari (original title)
The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his death.

Director:

Seijirô Kôyama

Writers:

Kaneto Shindô (screenplay), Kaneto Shindô (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tatsuya Nakadai ... Shujiro Ueno
Kaoru Yachigusa Kaoru Yachigusa ... Hidejiro Ueno
Toshinori Omi Toshinori Omi ... Ogata
Toshirô Yanagiba Toshirô Yanagiba ... Moriyama
Mako Ishino Mako Ishino ... Chizuko Ueno
Masumi Harukawa Masumi Harukawa ... Okichi
Taiji Tonoyama ... Hashimoto
Yoshi Katô Yoshi Katô ... Kondo
Hisashi Igawa ... Maekawa
Shigeru Izumiya Shigeru Izumiya ... Yasui
Kei Yamamoto Kei Yamamoto ... Serizawa
Kumeko Urabe Kumeko Urabe ... Tabacco shop owner
Chôei Takahashi Chôei Takahashi ... Mase
Saburô Ishikura Saburô Ishikura ... Machida
Shirô Kishibe Shirô Kishibe ... Customer
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Storyline

The true story about a dog's loyalty to its master, even after his death.

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Genres:

Drama | Family

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

1 August 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Hachi-ko See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,827,720
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The breed of Hachi the dog is called Akita, and it's a rare breed. At the times of Hachi, there were only 30 living Akita dogs in all of Japan. See more »

Connections

Remade as Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Garasu no kanransha
Music by Tetsuji Hayashi
Words by Masao Urino
Arranged by Tetsuji Hayashi
Performed by Tetsuji Hayashi
Courtesy of Vap Inc.
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What a Film!
24 September 2011 | by fa-oySee all my reviews

Only few films have made me cry, but not as many times as this one , it is a really captivating story and just to know it was a real one amazes me even more. You may never find a best friend but a dog will never disappoint you nor abandon you, and this movie just proves that.

Apart from being a great story, I found the camera-work to be really good, and the scenography in some parts of the film does not get left behind.

I also found the acting fitting to what it was being presented,it was in no way overdone nor was it lacking anything, it was just normal and good acting.

I would recommend this film to everyone because it is meant for all audiences, but I can't guarantee if it will make you cry or at least feel any emotion. Most of you probably will at least feel something, though (mostly if you're fond of pets or animals in general).

Don't miss the chance to watch this.


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