My Life as a Dog

Lasse Hallström had quite a career, getting his start directing a plethora of ABBA music videos and going on to direct The Cider House Rules, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Chocolat, and a few other awards-season darlings, though Hallström himself has never won an Oscar

Somewhere in there lies My Life as a Dog, his 1985 coming-of-age tale about life in a Swedish small town. More Amarcord than the coming-of-age films we've seen more recently -- significantly less child death than, say, Ratcatcher -- My Life as a Dog is a hilarious and heartwarming film

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