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Thursday, 2 April 2009

Hachiko: A Dog's Story - Trailer for Lasse Hallström

Starring Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Sarah Roemer and Jason Alexander. Directed by Lasse Hallström

This heartwarming true story is an American adaptation of a Japanese tale about a loyal dog named Hachiko. This very special friend would accompany his master to the train station every day and return each afternoon to greet him after work. Sadly his master departs one day, passes away and never returns to the station. Hachiko faithfully returns to the same spot at the station the very next day, and every day for the next nine years to wait for his beloved master. During his daily visits, Hachiko touches the lives of many who work near and commute through the town square. He teaches the local people love, compassion and above all unyielding loyalty. Today, a bronze statue of Hachiko sits in his waiting spot outside the Shibuya station in Japan as a permanent reminder of his devotion and love.

Thanks to Pam for the link.

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pamela fruendt said...

lasse does such fine work. he's another one of my favorites. i'm really looking forward to this film.