Early spring in Hokkaido, northern Japan. Taichi, a young boy who tends to be a dreamer, has just arrived from the big city to live with his mother's new boyfriend, a veterinarian, and his daughter. One day after school, Taichi discovers the cub of a northern fox crouching near the side of the road and despite the objections of those around him, decides to take care of the lovable creature. The baby fox cannot see, cannot hear and cannot bark. Even when offered milk, it just ignore. So Taichi names it Helen, after Helen Keller, the first blind, deaf and mute woman who was able to communicate using the sign language. Helen responds to Taichi's devoted caring efforts and begins to strive for live, in spite of her frail body. The boy and his veterinarian family watch over her with encouragement and love. Add Synopsis In Portuguese
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I'm trying not to give away any spoilers, but what I can say is that it's a very sad movie in the end, but as sad as life can be, really. We are taught a lesson that no matter how much we love someone (human or not), we cannot force them to live or save their lives just because we love them very much or they're cute.
I think it's a great movie for older kids to learn about how nature works and to understand the difference between what can and cannot be done, but it can be very depressing if you're expecting a cutesy-frutesy easy story with comic aspects.
There is so much compassion in this simple video. The message it presented to me was very important. I love animals, especially foxes. However, I would say that the lesson in this video can be applied to all living things. Giving living things a better life, no matter the struggle, is worth it. If you were struggling or confused, happiness would be your most important value. Imagine someone gives their all to help you not be so afraid, and keeps you feeling safe and happy to the best of their abilities. Things will go the way that they go on their own, but you can make the journey easier. You can make a difference, even in less extreme cases.
I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone. In my opinion, it really brings out the things that we should value in life.