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Cast overview, first billed only:
Evy Kasseth Røsten ...
Silje Torp ...
Milla (as Silje Torp Færavaag)
Petronella Barker ...
Robert Skjærstad ...
Benjamin Lønne Røsler ...
Mikkel (as Benjamin Røsler)
Ferdinand Falsen Hiis ...
Magne (as Ferdinand Falsen-Hiis)
Judith Darko ...
Morten Faldaas ...
Kjersti Elvik ...
Jon Erling Wevling ...
Stein Grønli ...
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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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8 April 2005 (Sweden)  »

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NOK 20,000,000 (estimated)

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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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An essential in my collection
28 March 2010 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

Erik Poppe created a masterpiece with this work. Wonderful characters fill this brilliantly shot film. The intertwined stories are a common enough device, but they work particularly well in this movie. Each of these diverse characters is so well developed that I would watch a film built around any of them with great interest. It has become my "go to" DVD when I am in need of a powerful film to lift a sagging soul. I give it the highest possible compliment when I call it Steinbeckian. A Steinbeckian film to me is one where the humanity of all the characters, no matter how evil their actions, is on view. Empathy is generated where other films will often resort to caricature. The tension in this film leaves my heart pounding every time I watch, knowing full well what happens next. At the same time I see new nuances every time I watch it. You know, I may just pop it in the machine right now.

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