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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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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

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

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Sweden | Denmark

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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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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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DTS | Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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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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Referenced in Molanders: Den nya sponsorn (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No.1 Opus 11, Allegro maestoso
Composed By Frédéric Chopin
Music arrangement by Ale Möller
Vocals by Frida Hallgren, Gustav Svedung
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A wonderful and Moving Film
16 January 2005 | by David SmithSee 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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