maandag 15 oktober 2012
Movie Tip # 54: Hachi
Starring: Richard Gere, Joan Allen, Sarah Roemer, Jason Alexander, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa
Description: In Bedridge, Professor Parker Wilson (Gere) finds an abandoned dog at the train station and takes it home with the intention of returning the animal to its owner. He finds that the dog is an Akita and names it Hachi. However, nobody claims the dog so his family decides to keep Hachi.
Review: Parker finds a puppy and wants to return it to its owner. When no one claims the dog, he named Hachi, Parker and his wife Cate decide to keep him themselves. One day, Hachi follows Parker to the train station and ever since that day Hachi will wait for him when he returns at five o'clock. Everyone who comes to the train station knows Hachi. One day, when Parker collapses while working and dies from it, he doesn't return and Hachi is waiting for him at the train station. And he will return to that train station every day at five, for nine years long.
This story is so extraoridinay it's almost hard to believe it actually happened. Because it did. In real life it was in Japan, but Hachi really waited for his deceased owner for nine years long. When you own or owned a dog at one point in you life, you know what a bond you can develope with a dog. They are faithful, comforting and always there when you get home. The love a dog gives you is priceless. The bond between Parker and Hachi was so real and honest, so it broke my heart everytime Hachi walked to the train station and waited for him there. You have to be made of stone to not feel anything while watching "Hachi". Beautiful movie, amazing story.