Rent My Life as a Dog (1985)

3.9 of 5 from 127 ratings
1h 37min
Rent My Life as a Dog (aka Mitt liv som hund) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
The year is 1959. A young boy, Ingemar (Anton Glanzelius), is obsessed by two things - his namesake fighting for the World Heavyweight boxing title and the fate of Laika, the dog sent in to space by Russia. As his mother's health deteriorates and she no longer has the strength to cope with him, Ingemar is sent to stay with relatives in the country, much like Laika's journey into the unknown.
Actors:
Anton Glanzelius, , , , Kicki Rundgren, , , , Christina Carlwind, , , , Fritz Elofsson, Didrik Gustafsson, Jan-Philip Hollström, Vivi Johansson, Per Ottosson, Magnus Rask, Tony Rex, Manfred Serner
Directors:
Producers:
Waldemar Bergendahl
Voiced By:
Olle Björklund, Folke Olhagen
Writers:
Reidar Jönsson, Lasse Hallström, Brasse Brännström, Per Berglund
Others:
Waldemar Bergendahl/Lasse Halström, Brasse Brännström, Per Berglund
Aka:
Mitt liv som hund
Studio:
Arrow Films
Genres:
Children & Family, Classics, Comedy, Drama
Countries:
Sweden, Children & Family, Classics, Comedy, Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
06/06/2005
Run Time:
97 minutes
Languages:
Swedish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
08/05/2017
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
Swedish
Subtitles:
English
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Come On Then! (Kom igen nu'ra!), a 1981 TV film by Hallstrom about a 35-year-old footballer (played by Swedish pop star Robert Broberg) looking back over his life
  • Original Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (2) of My Life as a Dog

A touching coming of age drama. - My Life as a Dog review by Shatner's Bassoon

Spoiler Alert
02/11/2005

An intelligent and moving film which revolves around the story of Ingemar, a 12 year old boy who has to come to terms with abandonment, loss and the casual betrayal of adults. Superb acting, beautiful cinematography, and a bold story that dares to ask important questions, this really is a superb film. My only criticism of the film is the appalling quality of its transfer to DVD.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

Moving, insightful but a little bit quirky. - My Life as a Dog review by JD

Spoiler Alert
03/01/2011

The portrayal of the life of a boy is so accurate you cannot fail to empathise. The very testing elements of life as they affect a young boy are seldom shown so well (like the endlessly poor attempts to mimic a drunk). It is light hearted and mainly upbeat but the themes are pretty harsh.

1 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

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