MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 23,280 this week

Hawaii, Oslo (2004)

 -  Drama  -  8 April 2005 (Sweden)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 3,592 users  
Reviews: 29 user | 15 critic

Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other, during the hottest day of the year, in Oslo. We follow Frode and Milla. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 08 Oct 2012
 
a list of 49 titles
created 04 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 27 titles
created 14 Feb 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 18 May 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Hawaii, Oslo" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Hawaii, Oslo (2004)

Hawaii, Oslo (2004) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Hawaii, Oslo.
2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Uno (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Uno is a story from inner-city Oslo about David, a twentyfive-year-old with few prospects for the future. His days are spent hanging around with petty criminals at an inner-city gym. Still,... See full summary »

Directors: Aksel Hennie, John Andreas Andersen
Stars: Aksel Hennie, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Bjørn Floberg
Jonny Vang (2003)
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Three friends since childhood are trying to work out their complicated relationships. Jonny tries to be best friends with Magnus, Magnus tries to be married to Tuva, and Tuva tries to have sex with Jonny.

Director: Jens Lien
Stars: Aksel Hennie, Laila Goody, Fridtjov Såheim
Elling (2001)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When his mother, who has sheltered him his entire 40 years, dies, Elling, a sensitive, would-be poet, is sent to live in a state institution. There he meets Kjell Bjarne, a gentle giant and... See full summary »

Director: Petter Næss
Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen, Sven Nordin, Marit Pia Jacobsen
Mongoland (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Pia is coming home for Christmas after traveling in England for about 6 months. She wants to catch up with her boyfriend, Kristoffer, who was supposed to have joined her on the trip, but ... See full summary »

Director: Arild Østin Ommundsen
Stars: Pia Tjelta, Kristoffer Joner, Vegar Hoel
Sons (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Trouble starts when Lars, a 25-year-old with few prospects for the future, discovers that an older man is fooling around with the teenage boys in his suburb. A terrible rage is triggered in... See full summary »

Director: Erik Richter Strand
Stars: Nils Jørgen Kaalstad, Mikkel Bratt Silset, Edward Schultheiss
Cold Lunch (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Bird droppings on a work shirt lead to extreme unintended consequences.

Director: Eva Sørhaug
Stars: Ane Dahl Torp, Pia Tjelta, Aksel Hennie
Buddy (2003)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces. He feels like a loser. By ... See full summary »

Director: Morten Tyldum
Stars: Nicolai Cleve Broch, Aksel Hennie, Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang, his ex, a few women - and a snitch. His son has a fiancé. Her family doesn't approve ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Petter Moland
Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Bjørn Floberg, Jorunn Kjellsby
Reprise (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two competitive friends, fueled by literary aspirations and youthful exuberance, endure the pangs of love, depression and burgeoning careers.

Director: Joachim Trier
Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Espen Klouman-Høiner, Viktoria Winge
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A scientific observer's job of observing an old cantankerous single man's kitchen habits is complicated by his growing friendship with him.

Director: Bent Hamer
Stars: Tomas Norström, Joachim Calmeyer, Bjørn Floberg
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In a strange city where every person seems content beyond reason a new man arrives in town and stirs up trouble by asking too many questions.

Director: Jens Lien
Stars: Trond Fausa, Petronella Barker, Per Schaanning
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo.

Director: Joachim Trier
Stars: Anders Danielsen Lie, Hans Olav Brenner, Ingrid Olava
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Vidar
...
Leon
Evy Kasseth Røsten ...
Åsa
...
Frode
Silje Torp ...
Milla (as Silje Torp Færavaag)
...
Bobbie
Robert Skjærstad ...
Viggo
Benjamin Lønne Røsler ...
Mikkel (as Benjamin Røsler)
Ferdinand Falsen Hiis ...
Magne (as Ferdinand Falsen-Hiis)
Judith Darko ...
Tina
...
Trygve
Morten Faldaas ...
John
Kjersti Elvik ...
Dorthe
Jon Erling Wevling ...
Mads
Stein Grønli ...
Overlege Krogh
Edit

Storyline

Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other, during the hottest day of the year, in Oslo. We follow Frode and Milla. They are having their first child, who they are told will not live long. We follow Bobbie-Pop, a faded singer who tries to commit suicide. We follow Leon, an institutionalized kleptomaniac who is loking for Åsa, to whom he has a ten year old deal to get married. We meet Leon's brother, Trygve, who fetches Leon at the institution to celebrate his birthday, but who himself has plans to use his leave from prison to run away. And most of all we meet the angel Vidar, Leon's best buddy at the institution, who sees things no one else can see, and who may be able to save everyone - except himself? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

8 April 2005 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Havai, Oslo  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

NOK 20,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When they shot the scene where Aksel Hennie's character robs a bank, bystanders thought it was the real thing and called the police which came within a few minutes. See more »

Connections

References Magnolia (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Ballendai
Performed by Yann Tiersen
Published by Sony
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Smart flick
12 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I recently saw this film at a screening by the Desert Film Society in Palm Springs. I had wanted to see this at the 2005 Palm Springs International Film Festival where it had it's international debut outside of Norway but screenings were sold out so I was eager to see this as it had good reviews by those I know who saw it. Eric Poppe makes his directorial debut in this film. He had been a cameraman so experience in filming a movie was there but how was he going to direct this story and it's actors? Well this film had a wonderful cast of actors who although they may have not been individually great actors, collectively as an ensemble cast they played their parts with an authenticity that left the viewer as seeing these as real people not just screen characters. I like characters in a film and this has plenty. The implausibility of these stories weaving together is quickly forgotten and in place of the implausible is a wonderful story that you want to climb aboard and ride to it's conclusion. Poppe uses hand held cameras through this film's shooting so effectively that you forget that this is not a huge budget film with track and crane shots but a simple presentation that when effectively done presents the film in a straightforward manor that can be just as effective. No dependency on jerky movements and fast and stylistic camera movement but instead on honest presentation transcribed to film. The sound in this film is outstanding as well. Many films demand great acting performances to carry an other wise weak script. This film had good acting performances delivered from a balanced script. This is a psychological drama and a very good film and I would rate it a 8.0 of a possible 10 and highly recommend it.


16 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Første tråden Mecha-H
Not original? up_north_girl
Were Leon and Trygde Polish ?? Eliks
Best Norwegian film ever...! homemadefading
rating porcelina4
Tatt mye fra Amores Perros? maktgal
Discuss Hawaii, Oslo (2004) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?