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As It Is in Heaven (2004)

Så som i himmelen (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 3 September 2004 (Sweden)
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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Kay Pollak
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Nyqvist ... Daniel Daréus
Frida Hallgren ... Lena
Helen Sjöholm Helen Sjöholm ... Gabriella
Lennart Jähkel ... Arne
Ingela Olsson ... Inger
Niklas Falk Niklas Falk ... Stig
Per Morberg ... Conny
Ylva Lööf Ylva Lööf ... Siv
André Sjöberg ... Tore
Mikael Rahm Mikael Rahm ... Holmfrid
Barbro Kollberg ... Olga
Axelle Axell Axelle Axell ... Florence
Lasse Pettersson Lasse Pettersson ... Erik (as Lasse Petterson)
Ulla-Britt Norrman-Olsson Ulla-Britt Norrman-Olsson ... Amanda (as Ulla-Britt Norrman)
Nils-Anders Vallgårda 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 . . .

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

Swedish | English | Italian

Release Date:

3 September 2004 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

As It Is in Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

Innsbruck, Tyrol, Austria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

SEK 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,402, 4 May 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,910, 3 August 2014
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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

Daniel Daréus: When you like someone, how do you know that you love them?
Lena: Well, you... it makes you happy when you see him.
Daniel Daréus: Yes. And more?
Lena: You, you think about him all the time.
Daniel Daréus: Right. What else?
Lena: You're happy when you're with him.
Daniel Daréus: Happy when you are together... Lena... I love you.
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Connections

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

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Cotton Fields
Written by Leadbelly (as Hoddie Ledbetter)
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Wonderful, inspiring film that touches important themes
29 January 2005 | by notquitehonestSee 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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