My Life as a Dog

My Life as a Dog

Anton Glanzelius
Director: Lasse Hallström Cast: Anton Glanzelius
Anton Glanzelius
, Anki Liden
Anki Liden
, Manfred Serner
Manfred Serner
Lasse Hallström

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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 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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2011
UPC: 0715515086219
Original Release: 1985
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:41:00
Sales rank: 15,767

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anton Glanzelius Ingemar Johansson
Anki Liden Ingemar's Mother
Manfred Serner Erik
Melinda Kinnaman Saga
Tomas von Bromssen Gunnar
Ing-Marie Carlsson Berit the Artist's Model
Kicki Rundgren Aunt Ulla
Lennart Hjulström Konstnaren, The Sculptor
Christina Carlwind Mrs. Sandberg
Ralph Carlsson Harry
Didrik Gustavsson Mr. Arcidsson
Vivi Johansson Mrs. Arvidsson
Jan-Philip Hollstrom Manne
Arnold Alfredsson Manne's Grandfather
Fritz Elofsson Glassworks Master
Per Ottosson Tommy
Johanna Udehn Lilla Grodan
Susanna Wetterholm Karin
Viveca Dahlen Woman in Laundry
Klimpen Sickan
Magnus Rask Fransson
Tony Rix Actor
Leif Erickson Farbor Sandberg

Technical Credits
Lasse Hallström Director,Screenwriter
Waldemar Bergendahl Producer
Per Berglund Screenwriter
Brasse Brannstrom Screenwriter
Ann Collenberg Producer
Susanne Falck Costumes/Costume Designer
Christer Furubrand Editor
Björn Isfält Score Composer
Agneta Jalemo Makeup
Reidar Jonsson Screenwriter
Rolf Lindström Cinematographer
Susanne Linnman Editor
Helena Olofsson-Carmback Makeup
Inger Pehrsson Costumes/Costume Designer
Jörgen Persson Cinematographer
Povel Ramel Songwriter
Erik Spangenberg Producer
Lasse Westfelt Production Designer

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