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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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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 . . .

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Country:

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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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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DTS | Dolby Digital

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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

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

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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Divinity of existence
23 May 2005 | by jon_a_auSee all my reviews

A beautiful film, touching profoundly up the simple, yet divine aspects of humanity.

This movie was almost perfect, and seeing as nothing in this world can be truly perfect, that is pretty good. The only minor thing I subjectively object to, is the pacing at some points in the middle of the story. The acting is also very good, and all the actors easily top actors in high-profile films. The actual directing seems to have been well thought through, and the script must have been amazing. There are some truly breathtaking moments of foreshadowing, and a quite gorgeous continuing circular composition of the story.

The moment in the movie, when the main character achieves that feeling of being in heaven is the perfect ending to a truly brilliant yarn.


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