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Hawaii, Oslo (2004)

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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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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Kjærlighet for viderekomne. [Love for beginners.]

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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 »

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References Magnolia (1999) See more »

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Performed by Nicola Piovani
Published by Pacific time Entertainment/Sony
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From Norway, with love and issues....a fine film
11 September 2006 | by (Toledo, Ohio) – See all my reviews

It is a hot summer day in Oslo, Norway and the lives of various people are heating up, too. A young couple has just welcomed a baby boy but, alas, he has a serious heart defect. It will cost a tremendous amount of money to send him to America for surgery. In another place, a mental patient is set to meet a long lost girlfriend. His mentor at the hospital is encouraging the meeting and looking out for his ward. Meanwhile, the mental patient's not-so-good brother is getting out of jail and hoping to meet up with his sibling, too, so they can travel to Hawaii for a new life. And, finally, two troubled young brothers have lost their father and are hiding from authorities who may have to separate them into different foster homes. But, isn't their mother still alive? Yes, but she has attempted suicide on two occasions. How will these lives intersect? This film is a nice glimpse into the universal and unique qualities of life in Norway. The large city is beset with problems, as all urban areas seemed to have, yes. However, the beautiful, older town is a pleasure to view. All of the actors are quite capable and compelling. Then, too, the use of the kaleidoscope as a scene changer is quite marvelous and lovely. And, above everything else, the story is a woven and intricate winner. All film enthusiasts who love the extraordinary will like this movie. It takes the viewer to a place and time most will never see in person, but, will consider familiar and welcome after the final reel.


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