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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 famous int'l conductor returns to his small childhood town in northern Sweden for early retirement. He's asked to help with the church choir. He affects the lives of all in the choir.

Director:

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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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 . . .

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Sweden | Denmark

Language:

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:

SEK25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,402, 4 May 2008

Gross USA:

$10,236

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,328,469
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

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

Inger: God doesn't forgive because He has never condemned.
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Referenced in Molanders: Den nya sponsorn (2013) See more »

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Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (as Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy)
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A superb film, among the best I've ever seen.
21 November 2005 | by tonymarciniecSee 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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