Yamakasi 2
Öga rött, Ett

Mitt liv som hund (1985)
Sweden / Swedish
"Det kunde ha varit värre. Jag har faktiskt haft tur. Om man jämför... "
A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let her ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.
Viveca Dahlén tvättande kvinna
Ralph Carlsson Harry
Christina Carlwind Fru sandberg
Leif Ericson farbror Sandberg
Ing-Marie Carlsson Berit
Lennart Hjulström konstnären
Kicki Rundgren moster Ulla
Melinda Kinnaman Saga
Anki Lidén Ingemars mamma (as Anki Liden)
Anton Glanzelius Ingemar
Tomas von Brömssen morbror Gunnar
Arnold Alfredson Mannes farfar
Fritz Elofsson Mäster
Didrik Gustavsson Arvidsson, dying old man befriended by Ingmar
Jan-Philip Hollström Manne, the boy with green hair
Vivi Johansson tant Arvidsson
Per Ottosson Tommy
Magnus Rask Fransson, crazy old man always fixing his roof
Tony Rix En pojke
Manfred Serner Erik, Ingmar's brother
Johanna Udéhn Lilla Grodan
Susanna Wetterholm Karin
Nils-Olof Baehrentz Host for gameshow 'Kvitt eller dubbelt' on TV (uncredited)
Olle Björklund Himself (voice) (uncredited)
Lennart Hyland Soccer referee on radio (archive footage) (uncredited)
Reidar Jönsson Lilla grodan's father (uncredited)
Folke Olhagen Himself (voice) (uncredited)
Director: Lasse Hallström
Producer: Waldemar Bergendahl
Writer: Reidar Jönsson,Lasse Hallström
A really great coming of age film
In 1950s Sweden a 12 year old boy Ingemar (Anton Glanzelius) is sent to live with relatives. His father is away and his mother is slowly dying of some unnamed disease (I think it's tuberculosis) and can't handle him (he's VERY mischievous and always getting in trouble). With his relatives he grows up and learns how to deal with life, love, feelings of abandonment, sex etc etc.

Sounds pretty obvious but it isn't. This film is beautifully directed by Lasse Hallstrom and perfectly captures what it's like to be a young boy growing up. That it takes place in 1950s Sweden makes no difference--all young boys go through the feelings and emotions shown in this movie. Some posters have complained about a (brief) instance of a topless young girl. Well--like it or not, kids that age DO think about sex and do "explore" their feelings with other kids. I actually think it's great that this film didn't shy away from that subject. Glanzelius is just great in the role and has a VERY expressive face (some of the looks he gives are fascinating and hilarious too). An excellent film.

This was a surprise hit in the US in 1985. It was so big Glanzelius actually toured the country with his parents to promote the movie. I remember seeing it in 1985 and loving it--it still holds up. A must-see.

Seen it:Ja
Nr of disks/tapes:1
Storage device:DVD
Imdb rating: 7.6
Musician: Björn Isfält
Running time: 101 min
Subtitles: Svenska
Audio tracks: Dolby Digital 5.1 [Swedish]
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Last modified: 2008-01-02 12:54:47