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As It Is in Heaven (2004)

Så som i himmelen (original title)
A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden.It doesn't take long before he is ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Daniel Daréus
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Lena
Helen Sjöholm ...
Gabriella
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Arne
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Inger
Niklas Falk ...
Stig
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Conny
Ylva Lööf ...
Siv
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Tore
Mikael Rahm ...
Holmfrid
Barbro Kollberg ...
Olga
Axelle Axell ...
Florence
Lasse Pettersson ...
Erik (as Lasse Petterson)
Ulla-Britt Norrman-Olsson ...
Amanda (as Ulla-Britt Norrman)
Nils-Anders Vallgårda ...
Gordon, Gabriella's Son
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A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland, in the far north of Sweden.It doesn't take long before he is asked to come and listen to the fragment of a church choir, which practises every Thursday in the parish hall. Just come along and give a little bit of good advice. He can't say no, and from that moment, nothing in the village is the same again. The choir develops and grows. He makes both friends and enemies. And he finds love. Written by Sonet Film

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Sometimes, inspiration is where you least expect it . . .

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As It Is in Heaven  »

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Budget:

SEK 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,049 (New Zealand) (4 August 2006)

Gross:

$9,910 (USA) (1 August 2014)
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Trivia

First film role for actress Helen Sjöholm, one of Sweden's biggest stars on the musical stage. See more »

Quotes

Gabriella: [singing] I want to feel that I have lived my life.
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Connections

Featured in The 77th Annual Academy Awards (2005) See more »

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Lenas Sång
Written by Stefan Nilsson and Leyla Yilbar Norgren
Performed by Leyla Yilbar Norgren
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Wonderful, inspiring film that touches important themes
29 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really loved this movie and so did the audience that I saw it with in Los Angeles. After the film, lots of people were crying and saying how much the film had affected them. I can see why it was such a huge hit in its homeland, Sweden. The film is masterfully directed and each character brilliantly drawn so that by the end you really know these people and care about them. The music is very natural and the main song in the film quite heartbreaking but inspiring. Would definitely recommend this film for everyone to see - even people who don't normally go to subtitled films. Definitely deserved the Oscar Nomination because of the profound themes of the film reflected without pretension in a small-town community with everyday people. It is a film that unites us in this divided world and shows us the potential of the human spirit. A MUST SEE!


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