Wednesday, February 18, 2015

My Life as a Dog 1985

My Life as a Dog     This film is adapted from a novel by Reidar Jonsson.  In 1959 Sweden, 13-year-old Ingemar’s mother is very sick.  She has two sons, Ingemar and his older brother.  The boys are always fighting and creating messes.  His mother doesn’t know what to do with them.  Ingemar is sent to live with his aunt and uncle to allow his mother to rest. He is surprised when he meets people that really like him and he makes memories during his summer away from home.  The boys go back home but their mother goes to a hospital so they are sent away again.  Ingemar is not dreading his stay this time and he asks his uncle to try to find his dog that he had to leave behind.
     Ingemar’s mother has tuberculosis but in 1946, the antibiotic streptomycin was an effective treatment and cure.  Her treatment seems to be rest and there isn't any mention of any medications?  The cause of tuberculosis is a bacteria and it is spread through the air from an infected person.  People can have tuberculosis that is drug resistant if they take part of their medication and they don't finish their treatment.  I've seen this movie before but it was good both times.  3 1/2* (I liked this movie)

101 min, Drama directed by Lasse Hallstrom with Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Bromssen, Anki Liden, Melinda Kinnaman, Ricki Rundgren.

Note:  Imdb 7.8 out of 10, 100% critic 91% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.4* out of 5* with 87 reviews.

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