Sunday, September 26, 2004

Quill: The Movie

Just watched this movie, Quill, a very touching , heartwarming story about a labrador puppy named Quill. A Japanese film by Yoichi Sai, the whole story revolves around this pupy, its entire life through work and pleasure. As a labrador puppy, Quill is sent to live with a couple, Isamu (Teruyuki Kagawa) and Mitsuko Nii (Shinobu Terajima), who work as volunteers, training guide dogs (seeing eye dogs). When he grows to an adult dog, he is taken to a guide dog school, by a friendly, yet firm trainer Satoru Tawada. Although Quill is a little slower than the other dogs at the school, he seems to have an unusual 'empathy' and remarkable patience with his trainers. Tawade decides that Quill would be the ideal guide dog for Mitsuru Watanabe (Kaoru Kobayashi), but Wanatabe, a lonely and ill-tempered middle aged man, isn't as enthusiastic - he would "would rather sleep than be dragged around by a dog.". From here, the story is narrated by Wanatabe's daughter, Mitsuko (Yukika Sakuratani), and slowly, Wantanbe is rehabilitated, venturing into the outside world, and learning, not only to trust other humans, but the animal at his side who guides him.

In the world of darkness, Quill had indeed brought in the sunshine

I cried like nobody's business throughout the entire show...now I look just like a goldfish with sore eyes... :) hehhe... thoroughly enjoyed this movie, happened to pass by a vcd shop just now while out for lunch with my darling. Saw the preview on tv and as a dog lover, I bought the vcd straightaway! A really touching show..will recommend this movie to all my friends and all out there who are dog lovers! :) A very good buy @ only $12.90!!! ---> Movie Review

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