My Life As A Dog (Mitt liv som hund)

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(out of 5)


This excellent film is one of the best records of childhood since The 400 Blows.   is excellent as a little boy growing up in the big city whose mother takes seriously ill and he is sent to live with relatives in the Swedish countryside. He is welcomed immediately by his eccentric uncle and loving family as he experiences growing pains with the charming assortment of children.  Lots of terrific episodes, all centred around the child’s comparing himself and his problems to other disasters that he’s read about occurring to other people. Intelligent and shrewd, it is also touching and sentimental without ever being obvious about it. Lasse Hallstrom first made an international mark for himself with this classic, and it is still considered his best film.


FilmTeknik, Svensk Filmindustri

Sweden, 1985

Directed by

Screenplay by Lasse Hallstrom, , , , based on the novel by Reidar Jonsson

Cinematography by

Produced by

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1985

Golden Globe Awards 1985

Independent Spirit Awards 1987.  

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