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Hawaii, Oslo (2004)

 |  Drama  |  8 April 2005 (Sweden)
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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 »

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Åsa
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Frode
Silje Torp ...
Milla (as Silje Torp Færavaag)
Petronella Barker ...
Bobbie
Robert Skjærstad ...
Viggo
Benjamin Lønne Røsler ...
Mikkel (as Benjamin Røsler)
Ferdinand Falsen Hiis ...
Magne (as Ferdinand Falsen-Hiis)
Judith Darko ...
Tina
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Trygve
Morten Faldaas ...
John
Kjersti Elvik ...
Dorthe
Jon Erling Wevling ...
Mads
Stein Grønli ...
Overlege Krogh
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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

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This is the official norwegian entry for "Best Foreign Language Film" at the 2005 Academy Awards. See more »

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Ground-breaking Norwegian movie
9 October 2004 | by (Oslo, Norway) – See all my reviews

This is a movie quite unique in Norwegian film-history. We follow five stories in Oslo through 24 hours. Through the movie, they are all brought together, and it all ends in a climactic scene in the end.

As a Norwegian movie, this is unique. This kind of storytelling is unusual in movies from this country. The editing is also ground-breaking.

Starring some of the best TV/movie/theatre-actors in the country, this becomes a thrilling ride through the streets of Oslo, and through the mind of the characters. Especially Stig Henrik Hoff as the desperate father of a death-sick child need mentioning. Another is the young actor who plays the oldest of the two orphan brothers. Excellent performance! Director Erik Poppe (Schpaaa) shows that he is a man worthy of his position with this one.

A few things though. First, the music needs improvement. When will Norwegian movie-makers understand this? It's just too simple for the complex plots and scenes.

Some of the symbolism could have been a little clearer. Like the "wise newspaper delivery girl" - What's that all about?

This has just been chosen as Norway's contribution to the 2005 Academy Awards. It clearly deserves a nomination. Let's hope the academy gives it one!

8/10


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