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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 »

Director:

Erik Poppe

Writers:

Harald Rosenløw-Eeg (screenplay), Erik Poppe (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Kjærlighet for viderekomne. [Love for beginners.]

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden | Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

Havai, Oslo See more »

Filming Locations:

Oslo, Norway See more »

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Budget:

NOK 20,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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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Mitt Hjerte Alltid Vanker
Performed by Bugge Wesseltoft
Published by ACT Publishing
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Overrated eclecticism.
10 December 2004 | by hesbolSee all my reviews

This movie got rave reviews in the Norwegian press, and has also been a huge success with the audience. Initially I thought it was sympathetic, albeit very slow - with good actors and some really nice cinematography - but what was it really all about? The script clearly not very original, a cheapo take on the brilliant Altman epos "Short Cuts". OK - the director is in every right to be inspired by great art. But then I started to notice how much was pick pocketed, from the title (Paris, Texas - hello??)- the running character; and the need for a LOT of cash (Run Lola, run)- the angelic characters (Der Himmel über Berlin) - hmmm... the list just goes on and on. Zero originality here,the borderline between_inspiration_and_simple theft is stepped across too many times. On top of this, the director stresses emotions in a not very subtle fashion. I am tempted to call this genre " feelie ", as opposed to the "feel good"-genre so popular these days. Its not feel good, but darn close. The ending of this movie is almost unbelievably sentimental. No wonder people leave the theatre weeping, but this is a response heavily stressed by and wished for of the direction, something I find deeply disturbing - almost unethical!

This movie just serves to justify my life-long suspicion towards the Norwegian film industry and so-called critics alike.


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