Nominated for "Best Foreign Film" at the 2005 Academy Awards®.
Nominated for "Best Foreign Film" at the 2005 Academy Awards®, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN is the story of Daniel, a successful international conductor who returns to his childhood village in Sweden. Soon thereafter, the local church choir seeks him out to solicit his advice. He can't refuse, and nothing in the village is the same again. As the amateur choir develops and grows, he is drawn to the people of his old hometown, makes friends and finds love. A beautiful and engaging film, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN IS a wonderful story about life and love that is sure to inspire and delight.
Cast & Crew
- Axelle Axell - Florence
- Niklas Falk - Stig
- Frida Hallgren - Lena
- Lennart Jähkel - Arne
- Barbro Kollberg - Olga
- Ylva Lööf - Siv
- Per Morberg - Conny
- Ulla-Britt Norrman-Olsson - Amanda
- Michael Nyqvist - Daniel Daréus
- Ingela Olsson - Inger
- Lasse Petterson - Erik
- Mikael Rahm - Holmfrid
- André Sjöberg - Tore
- Helen Sjöholm - Gabriella
- Nils-Anders Vallgårda - Gordon, Gabriella's son
Reviews(see the best reviews)
Beautiful acting, cinematography and pacing. The characters were rich and the story was intriguing. I found this film very refreshing and wonderful and I HIGHLY recommend it!
This was a beautiful interesting sort of slice-of-life film with different aspects of Swedish culture reflecting in upon themselves. Lots of twists too.
all time favorite!!
Surprisingly powerful--the flashbacks, the relationships Daniel has with fellow musicians, and the music itself move the story along at a breathtaking pace.
A bit heavy handed especially at the end but I pretty much loved the film. Perhaps singing in choirs for a good part of my life makes me especially open to this story but the acting was spot on and it had the emotional pull without too much melodrama. Sweet and moving.
Wonderful movie. I can highly recommend it. Sweet, moving and powerful.
This beautiful well-acted film made sophisticated me cry three times. I cared about every single one of the characters. I highly recommend it, particularly if you love music's power to bring people together. Bravo and thank you.