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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
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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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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

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 »

Soundtracks

Reihngold
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by the Tiroler Symphonieorchester
Conducted by Georg Schmöhe
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no extras all pure enjoyment
13 February 2006 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Back to the roots with "like it is in heaven" - what are the real values of life? These Swedes carve out a message that appeals to every heart. We've seen it twice now in a cinema packed to the last seat: love pure and joy within the music of a choir that's simple, yet full of power once everyone finds his or her inner tone.

From the glitter of fame to the school of of his youth, now empty and ready to be adapted as his new home after collapsing on stage, Daniel wants to start listening and is drawn into the lives of the simple, warm and rough people of the North.

He wins the hearts with music and gains the capacity to love and be loved unconditionally.

Don't go see it if you've been normed to Hollywood. This stuff contains no extras, just your laughter, your compassion, your tears!


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