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My Life as a Dog

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Original title
Mitt liv som hund (My Life as a Dog)
Running time
101 min.
Sweden Sweden
Lasse Hallström (Autobiography: Reidar Jonsson)
Björn Isfält
Jörgen Persson
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Svensk Filmindustri (SF) / Film-Teknik
Drama | Childhood. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Twelve-year-old Ingemar (Anton Glanzlius) has a life far too complex for a kid his age. His beloved mother (Anki Liden), once soft and loving, is now an angry invalid. His older brother (Manfred Serner) torments him daily. But there must be worse things in life, and Ingemar does not hesitate to obsess over them: people meeting freak accidents, for one, and Laika, the doomed Soviet space dog, for another. There is also his own pet dog, whose fate, it turns out, is as uncertain as Ingemar's. But when Ingemar is sent away for the summer to stay with his lighthearted Uncle Gunnar (Tomas von Bromssen) and Aunt Ulla (Kicki Rundgren), his world begins to open in a way he could never have imagined. In their little village, Ingemar meets a menage of eccentric, good-hearted people and their interactions with him give him the strength he'll need when things at home get even worse.
1987: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Director and Adapted Screenplay
1987: Golden Globes: Best Foreign Language Film
1987: BAFTA: Nominated Best Foreign Language Film
1987: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Foreign Language Film
1987: Independent Spirit Awards: Best Foreign Film
1987: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
1985: Guldbagge Awards (Sweden): Best Film and Actor (Anton Glanzelius)
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