Mitt Liv som Hund (My Life as a Dog) (1985)
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In 1959 Sweden, young Ingemar (Anton Glanzelius) lives with his dying mother and his nasty older brother. He survives all of life's knocks by comparing himself to those who are worse off--such as Laika, the little Russian space dog who was rocketed to his death and had nothing to say in the matter. Ingemar begins to identify with Laika more and more as his mother's health deteriorates, at times dropping to all fours and baying at the moon. When his mother is advised to get some peace and quiet
Dec 12, 1985 Wide
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A series of emotionally wrenching moments that made My Life as a Dog a transatlantic hit when it arrived in 1985.
The frequent collision of comedy and drama is breathtakingly real, and Anton Glanzelius is terrific as Ingemar, a smart 12 year old with a philosophical bent
One of the greatest and most sensitive films about children and the turbulence of childhood...
The gentlest direction that director Lasse Halstrom has ever demonstrated.
Hallström acknowledges that the film is his best work, the one he compares all his other films to.
Ingemar, as the other children in the film, is depicted with a noticeable respect and maturity.
This bittersweet Swedish film captures childhood as good as any ever made.
By the end of the movie, you care enough about the characters to want a sequel, even though life probably goes on predictably for them in Smaland.
A tad overrated, but still charming.
Wonderful Swedish film set in the 1950s showing how a 12-year-old boy learns to cope creatively with substantial losses in his life.
Sweet and sincere.
An affecting and authentic portrayal of a young boy's attempt to understand the adult world.
Audience Reviews for Mitt Liv som Hund (My Life as a Dog)
- Ingemar Johansson: It's strange how I can't stop thinking about Laika. People shouldn't think so much. 'Time heals all wounds,' Mrs. Arvidsson says. Mrs. Arvidsson says some wise things. You have to try to forget.
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