As it is in Heaven 2: Heaven on Earth (Så ock på jorden) Sunday, 22 September 2019

As it is in Heaven 2: Heaven on Earth (Så ock på jorden)

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes, violence and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    Over-orchestrated.

  • Starring:

    Frida Hallgren, Niklas Falk, Eric Ericson, Björn Granath, Jakob Oftebro, Lennart Jähkel, Axelle Axell

  • Directed by:

    Kay Pollak

  • Running time:

    144 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), NR (UK), NR (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    People are pushed, slapped, shaken, pursued, punched, pulled down, grabbed, drowned. People crawl/fall out of a car, trip up stairs. A baby is stolen. Shotgun fired. Yelling. Suicide references (hanging, self-harm; I want to die). Photo in newspaper of car crash. A child is blamed for a crash that killed parents. Blood/gore: Birth scene. Bloody noses, hand, cloth, face. Cut wounds (implied suicide attempts), taped nose, bruising, scar. Fainting. Coffin. Hands reach between woman's legs (off-screen) to unwind umbilical cord from a babies' neck. Fatal heart attack, bled to death, abortion, bleeding mentioned.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    Implied sex scenes (including in a church). Flirting, kissing, groping, close dancing, undressing, skinnydipping. Teacher/student sexual relationship implied. References to sex. Nude baby, people in underwear. Poster of woman in swimsuit, picture of nude woman on truck.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, spirits, wine). Intoxication, alcoholism.

  • LANGUAGE:

    F-words, s-words, cr*p. Name-calling. Religious references and exclamations. Offensive hand gestures.

  • THEMES:

    Music, prejudice, suicide, childbirth, abortion, faith, home birthing, depression, religion, blame, single-parenting, pregnancy, snowstorms, Handel's Messiah.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Dead father (heart attack), wife, daughter (car accident) mentioned. Childbirth scene. Vomit/vomiting, toilet. Dogs, mouse/rat. Original title is Så ock på jorden. Swedish language (subtitles).

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Enjoyable. Strong/engaging/assured/warm/infectious performance by Frida Hallgren, strong sense of place, superb/triumphant cinematography.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Messy, misjudged, offkey, flat, slow-paced, contrived, unappealing, implausible, over-acted, overlong, tired. Manipulated/over-cooked melodrama, weak/clunky screenplay, thin story, rushed/semi-satisfying conclusion.

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