Ingemar, an 11-year-old Swedish boy, lives with his brother and mother, who is dying of tuberculosis. Since she is no longer able to care for them, the boys are sent to live with relatives. Ingemar goes to his uncle Gunnar's home in a small town dominated by a glass factory. The year is 1959, and the town is filled with loopy, eccentric, but basically harmless characters. One of Ingemar's new friends is Saga, an athletic tomboy, with whom he explores mild sexual curiosity. Then there's the town beauty who poses nude for a sculptor. "My Life as a Dog," a charming and playful movie that resembles Truffaut's "Small Change," was directed in 1985 by Lasse Halstrom, who later did "The Cider House Rules," "Chocolat," and "The Shipping News."
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus
MY LIFE AS A DOG is a movie cowritten and directed by Lasse Hallström in 1985. The picture earned a nomination for the Academy Awards in the "Best Director" and the "Best Screenplay" categories.
The young Ingemar lives with his mother, his older brother and his dog in a small town of Sweden. His father is working in Central America and has left his family under the responsibility of Ingemar's mother. But, unfortunately, she is terminally ill and must soon send her sons away in order to rest. So, one day, Ingemar arrives by train at his uncle's home, in a small village lost in the swedish forest. His uncle, a brave man, helps Ingemar to be integrated in the local community but the young boy, after his mother's death, blames himself for it and becomes taciturn.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler