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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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Release Date:

3 September 2004 (Sweden)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$10,236 (USA) (30 May 2008)
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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

Lena: My grandfather will have to paint another angel now.
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Connections

Referenced in 100 höjdare: Världens roligaste ögonblick 80-71 (2005) See more »

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Written by Leadbelly (as Hoddie Ledbetter)
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Very well done, exceptionally moving
5 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If the screenwriter and director intended to open hearts with the movie as the musician wanted to do with his music, they succeeded with me. Commonplace human situations became original, personal and immediate so that I personally felt touched by each situation. I believe I would credit the power of music combined with the point of view of the person writing the movie. Without spoiling, I can say that I was very moved by the movie's approach to living. Haven't actually cried out of-what- joy? empathy? just deep emotion? in a very long time. I would love to find a way to show it to others. Saw it at Seattle International Film Festival.


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