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Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog Details

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This gentle drama from acclaimed Japanese director [[Performer~P203606~Yoichi Sai~yoichisai]] traces the long life and manifold experiences of a seeing-eye dog. The central character is a Labrador retriever, christened Quill because of the feather-shaped birthmark on his side. Though this canine ostensibly lacks the behavioral qualities possessed by most seeing-eye dogs, he does exhibit a peerless level of devotion that makes him perfect for the task -- particularly when he's assigned to work with an embittered, deeply hurt elderly man named Mitsuru Watanabe ([[Performer~P36863~Kaoru Kobayashi~kaorukobayashi]]) and gradually teaches this new master to open up and appreciate life. Director [[Performer~P203606~Sai~yoichisai]] gained critical kudos for this film because of its simplistic, elegant approach and its steadfast resistance to excessive sentimentality and pathos. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:May 18, 2012

Cast

Kaoru Kobayashi
as Mitsuru Watanabe
Kippei Shiina
as Satoru Tawada
Teruyuki Kagawa
as Isamu Nii
Keiko Toda
as Yoshiko Watanabe
Shinobu Terajima
as Mistuko Nii
Tomoka Kurotani
as Masumi Kubo
Yuko Natori
as Ren Mito

Crew

Yoichi Sai
Director
Ichiro Yamamoto
Producer
Nozomu Enoki
Producer
Shoichi Maruyama
Screenwriter
Yoshihiro Nakamura
Screenwriter
Junichi Fujisawa
Cinematographer
Isao Kawase
Editor
Tsutomu Imamura
Art Director
Masao Kanazawa
Lighting
Tsuguhiko Sasaki
Music Producer
Osamu Onodera
Sound Editor
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