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My Life as a Dog

  • Film

Time Out says

This charming, bitter-sweet evocation of childhood is something of a minor gem. Set in the Sweden of the 1950s, it describes the 400 blows suffered by a resourceful, twitchy and energetic 12-year-old boy who is farmed out to country relatives when his antics and demands for attention prove too much for his ailing mother. Hallström nurtures from his young star (Glanzelius) a performance of remarkable range and maturity, presenting a poignant picture of youthful tenacity struggling to come to terms with disappointments and events that may be beyond his comprehension, but which he manages to negotiate with his quirky, open-eyed optimism intact. Witty, touching and perceptive as he contrasts the rural village and its strange but generous-hearted eccentrics with the harsher realities of the city, Hallström makes it a seamless mix of tragedy and humour.
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Release Details

  • Duration:101 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Lasse Hallström
  • Screenwriter:Lasse Hallström, Reidar Jönsson, Brasse Brännström, Per Berglund
  • Cast:
    • Anton Glanzelius
    • Manfred Serner
    • Anki Lidén
    • Tomas von Brömssen
    • Melinda Kinnaman
    • Kicki Rundgren
    • Lennart Hjulström
    • Ing-Marie Carlsson
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