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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
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Is there anyone out there who doesn't need a second chance in life, and a third, and a fourth...? Interestingly, however, there is an "evil" character in the movie (an incidental figure) whom the director seems to treat as being beyond redemption. See what you think!
There are so many fascinating things about this movie, I have watched it at least 4 times and see something new with each viewing. The pipe organ music is very moving, the acting is superb, the storyline is compelling and 2 minutes into the film, you will forget that you are reading subtitles! I highly recommend this movie.
Spoiler Alert: Jan Thomas, the protagonist, offers a confession toward the end of the movie. Exactly why he acted the way he did according to this confession is surprising and inexplicable, as is the motive behind it. Did he, so late in the game, become afraid that the child would identify him if he lived? But if he were saved by Jan Thomas, the whole "kidnapping" would have been no more punishable than a tasteless, dangerous prank committed by two young boys. Be that as it may, this movie is truly worth seeing. 4 1/2 stars