Jan, recently released from prison after serving time for the murder of a child, has always maintained his innocence and is ready to put the past behind him. A gifted organist, he takes a job at an Oslo church under his middle name, Thomas. His talent and gentle manner quickly earn him the respect of his superiors, as well as the love of the pastor, Anna. Thomas even overcomes his initial panic to return the affection of Annas young son, Jens. But his past catches up with him when Agnes, a local teacher, comes to the church on a school visit and recognizes the organist as Jan, the young man who was convicted for the murder of her son.
A powerful gem... Its absolutely the best movie Ive ever seen! --Michael Moore, Academy Award® Winning Director
Everything with this film is perfect! [The performances] are fantastic and the direction is without fault. --Alec Baldwin, Academy Award® Nominated Actor
Brilliantly Conceived, Magisterially Orchestrated! --Ronnie Scheib, Variety