My Life as a Dog

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This Swedish film by Lasse Hallstrom was made in 1985. It's set during the 1960s, I think, or whenever Floyd Patterson lost the heavyweight title to Ingemar Johansson.

Coincidentally, the main character in the film is a young boy named Ingemar (he's like 11 or so, and I'd include the actor's name in parentheses here but I know that nobody really cares). There's also some boxing in the film between Ingemar and some tomboy whose small boobies we get to see, proving that Sweden is most definitely a country of perverts. We have standards over here in America and one of them is not showing boobies of young girls.

Frankly, I have no idea why this film is called what it's called. Having actually seen this film in 1985 when it was first released, my recollection was that young Ingemar pretended he was a dog because his mother died. However, upon reviewing the film, I discovered Ingemar only barks like a dog for a few minutes of screen time and instead spends most of the movie like a normal child. This is extremely misleading.

Sweden, apparently, is a country of both perverts and con men.

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