Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog

Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog

Director: Yoichi Sai

Cast: Kaoru Kobayashi, Kippei Shiina, Teruyuki Kagawa

     
 
This gentle drama from acclaimed Japanese director Yoichi Sai 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

Overview

This gentle drama from acclaimed Japanese director Yoichi Sai 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 (Kaoru Kobayashi) and gradually teaches this new master to open up and appreciate life. Director Sai gained critical kudos for this film because of its simplistic, elegant approach and its steadfast resistance to excessive sentimentality and pathos.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2012
UPC:
0736211215659
Original Release:
2004
Rating:
NR
Source:
Music Box Films
Time:
1:40:00
Sales rank:
55,740

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Cast & Crew

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

Technical Credits
Yoichi Sai Director
Nozomu Enoki Producer
Junichi Fujisawa Cinematographer
Tsutomu Imamura Art Director
Riki Imamura Production Designer
Isao Kawase Editor
Kuricorder Quartet Score Composer
Shoichi Maruyama Screenwriter
Yoshihiro Nakamura Screenwriter
Osamu Onodera Sound Editor
Ichiro Yamamoto Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Quill
1. Chapter 1 [:14]
2. Chapter 2 [2:15]
3. Chapter 3 [10:00]
4. Chapter 4 [9:59]
5. Chapter 5 [9:59]
6. Chapter 6 [9:59]
7. Chapter 7 [9:59]
8. Chapter 8 [9:59]
9. Chapter 9 [9:59]
10. Chapter 10 [9:59]
11. Chapter 11 [9:59]
12. Chapter 12 [6:11]
13. Chapter 13 [4:20]

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