As It Is in Heaven (Så som i himmelen) (2004)
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An internationally renowned Swedish conductor returns to his childhood village and agrees to help the local church choir hone their singing skills. The harder Daniel works draws out the singers' hidden inner talents, the more he realizes just what he's been missing by living in the big city. Before long he's made new friends, and found a new love. A heartfelt tale of inspiration and discovery, As It Is In Heaven was Sweden's official submission for Best Foreign Film at the 2005 Academy Awards. ~
Jan 1, 2004 Wide
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It tells its tale of love, community and redemption with soap-operatic mood swings and a true believer's faith in the transcendent powers of music.
As It Is in Heaven works best as a thematic piece of art. It's a statement on the ugliness of humanity and the power of music to wound, but then heal.
... splits the difference between heartwarming small town comedy of an outsider bonding with eccentric inhabitants and spiky drama of the insular town...
Doesn't avoid all the pitfalls, [but] it plays things out quirkily enough to surprise and engage us.
Not a movie for cynics.
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