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The documentary-like story of a yellow Labrador Retriever guide dog for the blind named Quill. We follow Quill from the litter, his selection to become a guide, his life with a foster family until his first birthday, followed by highly specialized schooling in guiding the sightless. He is then paired with a blind man named Watanabe Mitsuru who is at first reluctant to rely on Quill. But Quill's great patience, gentleness and skill eventually wins him over and they become inseparable friends.
"One of the smartest, most realistic dog films ever made". - Exclaim
"Audiences are unlikely to resist Quill in this simply rendered and indisputably sweet film." - EYE Magazine
Not rated; in Japanese with English subtitles; 101 min.
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