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As It Is in Heaven (2004)

Så som i himmelen (original title)
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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Daniel Daréus
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Lena
Helen Sjöholm ...
Gabriella
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Arne
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Inger
Niklas Falk ...
Stig
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Conny
Ylva Lööf ...
Siv
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Tore
Mikael Rahm ...
Holmfrid
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Olga
Axelle Axell ...
Florence
Lasse Pettersson ...
Erik (as Lasse Petterson)
Ulla-Britt Norrman-Olsson ...
Amanda (as Ulla-Britt Norrman)
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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Budget:

SEK 25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$20,049 (New Zealand) (4 August 2006)

Gross:

$9,910 (USA) (1 August 2014)
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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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Connections

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

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Symphoni No. 2
Written by Anton Bruckner
Performed by the Tiroler Symphonieorchester
Conducted by Georg Schmöhe
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A superb film, among the best I've ever seen.
21 November 2005 | by (Turkey) – See all my reviews

First I was caught totally off guard by the film's initial lyricism and then I became totally enchanted with the unfolding story and engrossed with the brilliant directing. The characters were all fully developed, not bigger-than-life but just like the people we live among anywhere we are in the world, in Sweden, in Turkey or in America, all completely believable human beings with foibles and nobility. Hollywood could learn so much from this beautiful film. It shows that there is no need to go into every little detail behind every action to bring out the whole theme clear and bright, and that shows the brilliance of the director! Hearfelt thanks to Kay Pollak and the wonderful cast for this superb treat!!


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