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My Life as a Dog ()

Mitt liv som hund (original title)
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A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 3 nominations.
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Ingemar Johansson
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Gunnar, Ingemars morbror
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Ingemars mamma (as Anki Liden)
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Saga
Kicki Rundgren ...
Ulla, Gunnars fru
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Konstnären
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Berit (as Ing-Mari Carlsson)
Leif Ericson ...
Farbror Sandberg (as Leif Ericsson)
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Fru Sandberg
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Harry
Viveca Dahlén ...
Tanten i tvättstugan
Arnold Alfredsson ...
Mannes farfar (as Arnold Alfredson)
Fritz Elofsson ...
Mäster på glasbruket
Didrik Gustafsson ...
Farbror Arvidsson, Ullas far (as Didrik Gustavsson)
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Manne, den grönhårige pojken
Vivi Johansson ...
Tant Arvidsson, Ullas mor
Per Ottosson ...
Tommy
Magnus Rask ...
Fransson, mannen på taket
Tony Rix ...
En pojke
Manfred Serner ...
Erik, Ingemars äldre bror
Johanna Udéhn ...
Lilla Grodan, flickan i stan
Susanna Wetterholm ...
Karin, klasskamrat
Klimpen ...
Sickan, Ingemars hund
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Olle Björklund ...
Self - Boxningskommentator i radio (uncredited) (archiveSound)
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Self - Fotbollskommentator i radio (uncredited) (archiveSound)
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Lilla Grodans pappa (uncredited)
Folke Olhagen ...
Self - Radioröst (uncredited) (archiveSound)

Directed by

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Lasse Hallström

Written by

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Reidar Jönsson ... (novel)
 
Lasse Hallström ... (screenplay) &
Reidar Jönsson ... (screenplay) &
Brasse Brännström ... (screenplay) &
Per Berglund ... (screenplay)

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Waldemar Bergendahl ... producer

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Björn Isfält

Cinematography by

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Jörgen Persson

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Christer Furubrand
Susanne Linnman

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Sten Lindberg ... color timer

Production Design by

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Lasse Westfelt

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Tove Hellbom
Pontus Lindblad

Costume Design by

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Susanne Falck
Inger Pehrsson

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Agneta Jalmo ... assistant makeup artist
Helena Olofsson-Carmback ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Ann Collenberg ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Anita Tesler ... assistant director

Art Department

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Erik Höglund ... art
Jimmy McGann ... props
Rolf Persson ... construction manager

Sound Department

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Eddie Axberg ... sound
Göran Carmback ... sound
Berndt Frithiof ... sound mixer
Christjan Persson ... sound re-recordist
Willie Peterson-Berger ... sound re-recordist (as Wille Peterson-Berger)

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Ulf Björck ... electrician
Denise Grünstein ... still photographer
Olof Johnson ... assistant camera
Rolf Lindström ... assistant camera
Ragnar Waaranperä ... grip

Script and Continuity Department

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Anette Mandoki ... continuity clerk

Other crew

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Eva Bagge ... children caretaker
Erik Spangenberg ... production assistant
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Ingemar lives with his brother and his terminally ill mother. He may have a rough time, but not as bad as Laika - the russian dog sent into space... He gets sent away to stay with relations for the summer. While there, he meets various strange characters, giving him experiences that will affect him for the rest of his life. Written by Colin Tinto

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Taglines Det kunde ha varit värre. Jag har faktiskt haft tur. Om man jämför... See more »
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Also Known As
  • My Life as a Dog (World-wide, English title)
  • My Life as a Dog (United States)
  • My Life as a Dog (Canada, English title)
  • My Life as a Dog (United Kingdom)
  • Ma vie de chien (France)
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  • 101 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia In an interview the late Richard Harris listed this movie as his favourite film. See more »
Goofs Somehow the two brothers have completly different accents. Ingemar speaks Swedish with a Göteborg-accent, while his brother Erik speaks a strong Stockholm dialect. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Cider House Rules: The Making of an American Classic (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Far, jag kan inte få upp min kokosnöt See more »
Quotes Ingemar: In fact, I've been kinda lucky. I mean, compared to others. You have to compare, so you can get a little distance from things. Like Laika. She really must have seen things in perspective. It's important to keep a certain distance. I think about that guy who tried to set a world record for jumping over buses with a motorcycle. He lined up 31 buses. If he'd left it at 30, maybe he would have survived.
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