My Life as a Dog [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1985]

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Special Features

  • Shall We Go to My or Your Place or Each Go Home Alone? (1973), a fifty-two-minute film by Hallström, with a video introduction by the director
  • Video interviews with Hallström
  • Original theatrical trailer


My Life as a Dog
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 away from her children, Ingemar is sent to live with his loveable uncle and aunt. For the first time, the boy is surrounded by relatives and classmates who pose no threat and who genuinely like him. He even has a sexual awakening. When his mother dies, he no longer rationalizes his misfortunes by comparing himself to those less fortunate; from now on, he can conjure up pleasant memories of his summer away from home to sustain him through the hard times. My Life as a Dog (Mitt Liv Som Hund) is based on the autobiographical novel by Reidar Jonsson. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Anton Glanzelius - Ingemar Johansson
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    Anki Liden - Ingemar's Mother
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    Manfred Serner - Erik
  • Melinda Kinnaman
    Melinda Kinnaman - Saga
  • Tomas von Bromssen
    Tomas von Bromssen - Gunnar
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