A musical romantic tragedy about a famous composer who moves back to his small hometown after having had heart troubles. His search for a simple everyday life leads him into teaching the local church choir which is not easily accepted by the town yet the choir builds a great love for their teacher.
|Original Title||:||Så som i himmelen|
|Release Date||:||September 3, 2004|
|Genres||:||Romance, Drama, Comedy, Music|
|Production Company||:||GF Studios AB, Lefwander Kapitalförvaltning AB, Sonet Film AB|
|Writers||:||Anders Nyberg, Ola Olsson, Kay Pollak, Carin Pollak, Margaretha Pollak|
|Casts||:||Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Helen Sjöholm, Lennart Jähkel, Ingela Olsson, Verena Buratti, Ulla-Britt Norrman-Olsson, Per Morberg, Barbro Kollberg, Niklas Falk, Axelle Axell, Lasse Petterson, Ylva Lööf, Mikael Rahm, André Sjöberg|
|Plot Keywords||:||individual, underdog, loss of loved one, mentally disabled, sweden, pastor, suppressed past, heart attack, conductor, choir, violent husband, church choir, choirmaster, dying and death, village, music, concert, secret love|
I really loved this movie and so did the audience that I saw it with in Los Angeles. After the film, lots of people were crying and saying how much the film had affected them. I can see why it was such a huge hit in its homeland, Sweden. The film is masterfully directed and each character brilliantly drawn so that by the end you really know these people and care about them. The music is very natural and the main song in the film quite heartbreaking but inspiring. Would definitely recommend this film for everyone to see - even people who don't normally go to subtitled films. Definitely deserved the Oscar Nomination because of the profound themes of the film reflected without pretension in a small-town community with everyday people. It is a film that unites us in this divided world and shows us the potential of the human spirit. A MUST SEE!