7.6/10
13,916
95 user 34 critic

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 »

Director:

Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A group of people live in the small village "Ljusåker" in the most northern part of Sweden. When the choir director, world-renowned conductor Daniel Dareus, dies, he leaves his choir and ... See full summary »

Director: Kay Pollak
Stars: Axelle Axell, Björn Bengtsson, Eric Ericson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

After the death of the Prophet, a man is called to lead his small religious sect as they anxiously await the end of the world they were promised.

Director: Joshua Overbay
Stars: Todd Bagley, Shannon Kathleen Baker, Luke Beavers
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The mother and the younger son in a happy family dies in a car-accident. The father and the teenage-son Jonas survives the accident. Now they have to move on with their lives together.

Director: Johan Brisinger
Stars: Michael Nyqvist, Anastasios Soulis, Moa Gammel
Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Modern, urban librarian meets simple, traditional farmer and falls in love.

Director: Kjell Sundvall
Stars: Elisabeth Carlsson, Michael Nyqvist, Annika Olsson
Tillsammans (2000)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf, she packs her bags, takes the kids and goes to her brother Göran. The year is 1975 and Göran lives in a commune called Together. ... See full summary »

Director: Lukas Moodysson
Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Daniel Daréus
...
Lena
Helen Sjöholm ...
Gabriella
...
Arne
...
Inger
Niklas Falk ...
Stig
...
Conny
Ylva Lööf ...
Siv
...
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
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

3 September 2004 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

As It Is in Heaven  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

SEK 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$9,910 (USA) (1 August 2014)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Inger: God doesn't forgive because He has never condemned.
See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Solosonat i g moll
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as Johan Sebastian Bach)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
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!


70 of 78 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?