Director: Lasse Hallstrom.
The film is based on a true story in the life of a Japanese professor and his faithful dog. A professor of music named Parker Wilson, who teaches at the university, one day returns home and at the train station late at night sees a small puppy abandoned by the rails. He decides to take the little puppy to his home and advertise it as missing. His wife speaks negatively about the animal in the house, but allows him to be left for several days until the owners of the puppy are found. At this time, the professor takes the puppy to his old friend, a Japanese migrant. He tells the professor that this puppy is a dog of the Akita Inu breed, a rather rare and ancient breed. He advises Wilson to keep the puppy with him, since the animal has already chosen its owner for itself.
After that, having persuaded his wife, Wilson leaves the puppy. The professor and the dog, Hachi, become best friends. The dog does not leave his master, only he plays with him, only he caresses and becomes attached to him throughout his life in the family. But one day misfortune happens: Parker dies of a heart attack at work. As always, Hachi arrives at the train station and waits for his master here. But when Wilson doesn't show up, Hachi doesn't despair. He comes to the station day after day, week after week and waits for his master.