Sa Som I Himmelen (2004, SWE) C-132m. ** D: Kay Pollak. Starring Michael Nyqvist, Frida Hallgren, Lennart Jähkel, Ingela Olsson, Niklas Falk, Helen Sjöholm. Oscar-nominated drama about famous conductor, who is forced to interrupt his career for health reasons and returns to his old hometown in the Swedish countryside, where nobody remembers him. He tries to integrate in the small community and meets all kinds of problems. Not very cinematic, almost Dogma-like drama about a man finding himself. Direction, acting contribute to feeling of authenticity but there's no reason for this to be so long or undramatic. English title: AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, AS IN HEAVEN.

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