This is the Original Story that the movie Hachi is based on.
I very much enjoyed this movie even though I knew the plot, from watching the westernized version Hachi.
This is a delightful movie about the loyalty of a dog to his owner. It is based on a true story about a Akita puppy who becomes a loyal companion. The Akita Inu breed is originally from Japan, and in the credits we find out that the original True story is Japanese based. So apart from Hollywood needing to westernize this story, I found it a delightful tale. Made my eyes leak, whilst I was traveling home on the Train, very embarrassing.
I found this movie on a list of 25 best movies on Samira’s notebook.
When I watched this movie recently, I realised I had watched it as a child, as I remembered all the characters hiding in the house behind the steel shutters as the monster bashed it’s way in, but I guess I did not get the deeper message of the movie. I love Sci-Fi and enjoyed watching this movie as the rescuers struggle with a monster slowly realising where the monster comes from “a monster from the ID”. Another great movie from Stephen Simon’s recommend list.
In this delightful movie the main character, through the help of an Angel, gets to see what would have happened to his town if he had never been born. One of Frank Capra’s earlier masterpieces . This in one of the movies recommended in Stephen Simon’s Great book The Force is with You.