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
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 »
When Arne announces that the choir will be going to Austria, he says that they will travel to Mozart's home town. This would either be Salzburg (where Mozart was born) or Vienna (where he spent much of his life). However, the town seen in the film is actually Innsbruck. See more »
I walked out of from this wonderful movie and felt really happy over the fact that a Swedish movie could be so fantastic!
Kay Pollack has found the Swedish spirit and the double standards of the Swedish Church's morality. You should not be happy- you shall only carry the shame of the sin. Just sit in the church and feel how the shame destroy you..
If you as I have grown up in a small village as Daniel, you recognize all the characters. The evil, the joy, the envy and the social network, the dreams...
The main actors were all very excellent in their performances. Maybe they got a bit theatrical in their monologues, but they are to be forgiven for that because they are some of Swedens best theatre actors. But I must say that I think the hole cast did a splendid job!
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