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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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Vidar
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Leon
Evy Kasseth Røsten ...
Åsa
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Frode
Silje Torp ...
Milla (as Silje Torp Færavaag)
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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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Performed by Arvo Pärt
Published by ECM Records
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one of the best films I have seen in years !
27 February 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival and truly enjoyed it. "Hawaii, Oslo" is one of the best if not THE best film I have seen for many years. I was really moved by the honest and human story and emotions in the film. Also, the acting is superb and the story clever. I highly recommend this film. Also I spoke to Stig Henrik Hoff, what a nice guy and great actor. THANKS!!! "Hawaii, Oslo" is one of those films you need to see again and again and you will pick up more details every time you see the film. Just about everything about the film is harmonic, the acting, the story, the music, the pictures. I think what makes this film so special is the fact that there are only main characters in this film and they seem to identify 100% with their roles. Great acting by the two boys, too - they are brilliant, too!


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