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Hawaii, Oslo (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama | 24 September 2004 (Norway)
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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Trond Espen Seim ... Vidar
Jan Gunnar Røise Jan Gunnar Røise ... Leon
Evy Kasseth Røsten Evy Kasseth Røsten ... Åsa
Stig Henrik Hoff ... Frode
Silje Torp ... Milla (as Silje Torp Færavaag)
Petronella Barker Petronella Barker ... Bobbie
Robert Skjærstad Robert Skjærstad ... Viggo
Benjamin Lønne Røsler Benjamin Lønne Røsler ... Mikkel (as Benjamin Røsler)
Ferdinand Falsen Hiis Ferdinand Falsen Hiis ... Magne (as Ferdinand Falsen-Hiis)
Judith Darko Judith Darko ... Tina
Aksel Hennie ... Trygve
Morten Faldaas Morten Faldaas ... John
Kjersti Elvik Kjersti Elvik ... Dorthe
Jon Erling Wevling Jon Erling Wevling ... Mads
Stein Grønli Stein Grønli ... Overlege Krogh


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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Denmark | Sweden | Norway



Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway See more »


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NOK 20,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Dreamy and beautiful
9 October 2012 | by cinishSee all my reviews

Hawaii,Oslo - Norwegian The best movie I have seen this year so far. This one was a very special , a very unique ethereal experience. I can feel my head cool and relaxed due to the blood flowing inside I guess. The movie was at the same intriguing , spiritual , hopeful , emotional.The script has as much content to extract five six movies out and I am surprised I don't see many awards linked to this movie on the DVD cover. It is about people placed in very very delicate situations and then things turning over magically. There is a father whose new-born son would die in a few hours as he is incapable of sustaining without the umbilical chord.The solution is to create an umbilical chord and fix back and the doctors have written off as impossible. The father does not give up and holds the straw of a private clinic operation at the huge cost of 900,000 Kronas that he cannot manage and he sells off everything and is about to attempt a bank robbery when another character in the movie robs the bank just before.The most joyous moment for me was when he sits dejected and one of the robber brothers, who runs away from the robbery .... edited to not reveal one of the many suspenses that the movie offers There is Leon who runs whenever he is not sure what to do next. The first scene of the movie is a dream that Jiddar(Leon's friend) sees and whatever he sees tends to be true. So he gets worried and tries to prevent the mishaps. The story goes through various situations where incident after incident, things turn positive and starts to move more and more away from the dream until the end when the first scene is repeated as it is. The movie is brilliantly engineered and has a lot of beauty to it. Lot of troubled lives trapped in cities. I would think that lot of the trouble would go off if people live together. A lady takes pills to suicide and is saved by a note message that one of her sons who has not seen each her in eleven years sends through a paper-girl. There is the plot of the robber brother who is given parole to meet Leon on his birthday.I started off by seeing this as a sweet gesture where as quickly a deep plan unfolds. The movie is rich. In story , in emotion , in acting , in direction - perfect control and an awesome awesome ride.

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