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As It Is In Heaven-Movie Review 04/03/2010

Posted by Films to consider in Light Drama, Movies, Swedish language film.

As It Is In Heaven (Swedish) 2005

Among other awards and nominations:
Nominated, Best Foreign Film, Academy Awards
Nominated, Best Foreign Feature Film Amanda Awards (Norway)
Nominated, Audience Award, Best Director (Pollak); Best Composer (Stefan Nillson), European Film Awards

Directed by Kay Pollak
Starring Michael Nyqvist and Frida Hallgren

Charming tale about a world-renowned conductor from Northern Sweden who returns to his childhood home to die. He agrees to oversee the motley crew of locals who form the church choir. As they learn to let loose vocally, he learns about love.

132 min. Not rated.



1. John Shields - 05/06/2010

this one sounds charming. Brassed Off is one with a similar theme — the locals in a brass band, a loving band leader. Ewan MacGregor, Pete Posthlewaite.

filmstoconsider - 05/06/2010

Thanks, John. I’ll check that one out.

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