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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 ... 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 »

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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paradox Spillefilm,Paradox See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Nærkontakt: Kabul, Oslo (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Adagio
Performed by Shankar
Published by ECM Records
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An essential in my collection
28 March 2010 | by ratcityfilmsocietySee 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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