As it is in heaven

As it is in heaven

[Så̊ som i himmelen]

DVD - 2009 | Swedish
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Daniel, a successful international conductor, 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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Lorber, ©2009.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (132 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
Alternative Title: Så̊ som i himmelen [dvd]


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Apr 08, 2019

...this website only gave me 5 stars to click on....had it given me the opportunity to click on 10 stars, I'd have done it! This is one terrific movie and rates up there with the ten best movies I've seen (foreign films)...may I mention "Catch the Wave", a Scottish film that ranks as high.

Simply loved this film!

Mar 25, 2019

Everyone should watch!

Feb 19, 2019

I've watched it twice & enjoyed both times.

Mar 09, 2018

Lovely film. I was afraid it might be too religious, but it is not. It’s more about the power of music and the true meaning of opening your heart. Worth watching!

Dec 07, 2017

I've watched this twice and I just don't tire of it. A crisis causes a conductor to change lanes in his life and go back to the village where he was bullied under his new name. While there, not only is he confronted by his past, he decides to conduct the choir, and he gets to know the richly textured lives of those who live there. I like how he stays grounded despite the challenges he faces, how each member is valued and of course, the main song Gabriella's song is quite the scene. I even had my children watch it, who are older, it has it's heavy parts like the violence in the home.

Nov 24, 2017

A 2004 comedy drama, well before Nyqvist starred in the 2008 big hits “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” series. The finale performance was utterly unexpected but shockingly great.

Jun 18, 2015

A brilliant Swedish film that I would watch again. Deep and textured, it prompts different levels of emotion which, in the end, is uplifting.

Mar 04, 2015

This is an excellent foreign film. Lots of depth, excellent writing and great acting make this movie a pleasure to watch.

Oct 31, 2014

Lovely flick. Gabriella's Song - sigh.

Sep 16, 2014

Brilliant! Heartbreaking! Brilliant! What more can be said.

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Nov 24, 2017

When I grow up I'm going to marry you, mommy.
Ever since I was a little boy, I've had a dream: To create music that opens people's hearts. It's still my dream.
- That's no small dream.
What stopped me was... I found it hard to love people.
There's something you told me that I have to say to you. It's really important. I've have to say it right now. Lena! When you like someone... How do you know you love them?
-You're happy when you see them.
What else?
- You think about him.
What else?
-When you love someone you feel happy, being with him.
You feel happy, being... with her. Lena, I can say it now.
-Say it then.
I love you.

Nov 24, 2017

Do you believe in angels? If I squint I sometimes see their wings. I saw wings on Olga and on Arne, in the last song. I've seen them on Tore. I've seen them on you. You're ready when you see them on everyone. You can if you practice.
I've known the whole time.
-Known what?
That you're scared. You needn't be scared, Daniel. There is no death. Ever since my parents died when I was small, I've known. There is no death.
You can't compete in music. The idea's insane! It's against all my beliefs! You have no idea. I've been there, under all the pressure. I know! I've done it! It's not good for you.

Nov 24, 2017

Gabiellas Song:
It is now that my life is mine
I've got this short time on earth
and my longing has brought me here
all I lacked
and all I gained
And yet it's the way that I chose
My trust was far beyond words
That has shown me a little bit
Of the heaven I've never found
I want to feel I'm alive
All my living days
I will live as I desire
I want to feel I'm alive
Knowing I was good enough
I have never lost who I was
I have only left it sleeping
Maybe I never had a choice
Just the will to stay alive
All I want is to be happy
Being who I am
To be strong and to be free
To see day arise from night
I am here
And my life is only mine
And the heaven I thought was there
I'll discover it there somewhere
I want to feel
That I've lived my life


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