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As It Is in Heaven (2004)
"Så som i himmelen" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Daniel Daréus
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Lena
Helen Sjöholm ...
Gabriella
Lennart Jähkel ...
Arne
Ingela Olsson ...
Inger
Niklas Falk ...
Stig
Per Morberg ...
Conny
Ylva Lööf ...
Siv
André Sjöberg ...
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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3 September 2004 (Sweden)  »

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As It Is in Heaven  »

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Budget:

SEK 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,402 (USA) (2 May 2008)

Gross:

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

In spite of being the most beloved Swedish film for several years it did not receive a single Golden Beetle, the most prestigious Swedish film award. See more »

Quotes

Gabriella: [singing] I want to feel that I have lived my life.
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Followed by Så ock på jorden (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Pianotrio Opus 100
Written by Franz Schubert (as Frans Schubert)
Courtesy of Naxos Sweden
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A wonderful and Moving Film
16 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film, recently voted as an audience favorite at the 2005 Palm Springs International Film Festival, is inspiring and moving. A famous conductor, forced to retire by illness, returns to the small village of his birth to become the leader of the church choir, and finally find fulfillment in his music. Drawing on Sweedish traits of keeping things within oneself and of the insular character of a small Swedish village, this film develops each of its characters well. superbly directed, acted and sung, it brought tears to many eyes, and smiles to all. Hopefully it will find distribution in the United States.

If you can, see it!


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