Okay, What if? Challenge – Film – As It Is In Heaven


This week’s challenge: Okay, what if you walked out your door and into your favourite film. Which one would it be, and why?

When I stepped out of my door the snow was knee deep and the cold had once again settled in for the day.

Rugging my jacket around me to ward off the biting north wind I made my way to the community hall for tonight’s choir rehearsal.

We had recently acquired a new choirmaster, a one time local boy Daniel who had during his lifetime become a world famous concert conductor.

Everyone is so excited as Daniel commands our full attention and there is every hope within the community that we will grow as a choir and soon be good enough to participate in the annual choir competition.

I have known Daniel since he was a small boy attending school with him and being aware that he was the subject of so much bullying as a small boy.

Ours is a small village and his persecutors are still living here. I see it as great courage that he has returned but I fear there is something we don’t know as I watch him weave his musical magic turning us from a struggling village choir into a choir of reputation.

We are so excited to have made it to the national competition. There has been much made of the choir’s elevation to this point. Preparations have been going on for us to not only sound our best but also look our best.

Our time to go on has arrived and Daniel has not appeared. After a time we become worried and I go in search of him. In the toilets I find him. He has collapsed.

I cannot believe this has happened. I call for help. I work on him doing CPR until help arrives but it is to no avail.

In my mind I am screaming NO Daniel NO!

Our one hope has gone.

We are shattered.

We gather as a group and decide in his memory to go on and do our best.

My film is a Swedish film: As It Is In Heaven – 2004 – Director Kay Pollack and starring Michael Nyqvist.

Wonderful film on so many levels.

Written for: http://okaywhatif.com/2015/03/25/okay-what-if-challenge-film/

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12 Responses to Okay, What if? Challenge – Film – As It Is In Heaven

  1. Sorry, should have commented on this one too, but as I said on the challenge post, love your post and will certainly be checking out this film on the strength of it 🙂

  2. mandy smith says:

    This sounds like a really great film, Michael. Feel a touch of “numb” after reading. I’ll make a note of it. I’ve been tied up with book stuff so I have a lot of catchup to do on blog reading. This was the first–as usual, a moving piece by you. Hope you’re well!

  3. I am looking our for this film for sure now! Great post but totally mindboggling!!

  4. Lyn says:

    Both wonderful and sad at the same time, Michael. If I saw the movie, I’m pretty sure I’d be blubbering.

  5. I haven’t heard of this film. Hopefully I shall get the time to watch. A sad sad story.

  6. weebluebirdie says:

    Sounds like my kind of film. Quiet yet powerful

  7. RoSy says:

    The opening sentence with snow would keep me away. I’ve had enough of it. 😉 LOL

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