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A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies (2007)

Mari to koinu no monogatari (original title)
A tale of Mari and three puppies is based on a true story. It tells about the situation Mari and her puppies have gone through after a massive destruction brought by an earthquake that ... See full summary »

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Ryûichi Inomata
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Cast

Credited cast:
Yoshikazu Ebisu Yoshikazu Ebisu
Eiichirô Funakoshi Eiichirô Funakoshi ... Yuichi Ishikawa
Ryohei Hirota Ryohei Hirota ... Ryota Ishikawa
Yukijirô Hotaru Yukijirô Hotaru
Mao Kobayashi Mao Kobayashi
Akiko Matsumoto Akiko Matsumoto ... Saeko Hasegawa
Hiroki Miyake Hiroki Miyake
Kenjirô Nashimoto Kenjirô Nashimoto
Takehiko Ono Takehiko Ono
Mao Sasaki Mao Sasaki ... Aya Ishikawa
Masanobu Takashima
Yu Tokui Yu Tokui
Kazue Tsunogae Kazue Tsunogae
Ken Utsui Ken Utsui
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A tale of Mari and three puppies is based on a true story. It tells about the situation Mari and her puppies have gone through after a massive destruction brought by an earthquake that striked Japan in October 23, 2004. Aya subsequently names the dog Mari, and it becomes a part of the family. Mari noticed two such rescuers and eventually led them to Aya and her grandfather. Thanks to Mari, the two of them were successfully extracted from the wreckage. Without its owner, Mari tries all ways and means to protect her puppies and feed them properly. It also waited patiently for the return of its owner. In 2005, the family moved into a temporary shelter and life for them more or less returns to normal. Mari also lives there with her three puppies.

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 December 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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$30,183,621
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A Lovely and Inspiring Story
26 October 2012 | by ositalatina74See all my reviews

A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies is based on a true story of 2004 in Yamakoshi Village, Niigata Prefecture, Japan. This Story is very touching, It show us the mutual trust and love between humans and animals. It teach us how a dog is a true fighter and the unconditional love for their owners and her own puppies, If you like or love dogs you would not be disappointment watching this movie,after all is a true story. Personally I cried with this movie and make me realize how amazing are animals, they give us much more of what we give them in return. Finally to say that A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies is a lovely and inspiring story. Japanesse movies always leave a positive message( Hachiko, 1 litre of tears,etc)


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