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Obce niebo (2015)

A family of Polish immigrants lives in Sweden. One innocent lie triggers suspicions and leads to their daughter being placed with a foster family by social services. The parents undertake a dramatic fight to get their child back.

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Dariusz Gajewski
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Credited cast:
Agnieszka Grochowska ... Basia
Bartlomiej Topa ... Marek
Barbara Kubiak ... Ula
Ewa Fröling ... Anita
Tanja Lorentzon ... Harriet
Gerhard Hoberstorfer ... Björn
Jan Englert ... Lawyer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jotarkka Ahjokoski Jotarkka Ahjokoski ... Policeman
Alexandra Alegren ... Anita's Assistant
Maja Barelkowska ... Grandmother
Magdalena Boczarska ... Justyna
Bengt Braskered Bengt Braskered
Olech Drach Olech Drach ... Wasia
Sophia Eklund Sophia Eklund
Agnieszka Gustafsson Agnieszka Gustafsson
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A family of Polish immigrants lives in Sweden. One innocent lie triggers suspicions and leads to their daughter being placed with a foster family by social services. The parents undertake a dramatic fight to get their child back.

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Drama | Thriller

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Dariusz Gajewski and Agnieszka Grochowska are married and have a son together. See more »

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The problems of immigrants
31 May 2019 | by hof-4See all my reviews

The Polish title translates to "Alien Heaven," irony intended. The alien heaven is Sweden, where a Polish couple with a nine year old daughter live. They are obviously trying hard to make ends meet, in particular to pay the rent for their excessively small and no too confortable flat. They are not integrated in Swedish society and seem to receive a sort of polite, often kind but distant attention from their neighbors. The couple's friends are also immigrants; their best friend is Ukrainian.

The movie deals with the Swedish social services and their (genuine) preoccupation with children not adequately cared for at home. Good intentions abound, but other factors (such as the clash of cultures, the unreliability of neighbor's impressions or the often complicated interpretation of children's answers) cloud the issue.

The movie is not a criticism of Swedish society. It deals with problems that immigrants (and social services) have to face in any country and any society. The script and the direction are austere, unsentimental and evenhanded. Good acting by all concerned. A quality movie.


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Country:

Poland | Sweden

Language:

English | Polish | Swedish

Release Date:

16 October 2015 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

Strange Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland See more »

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Takfilm, TVN, Agora See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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