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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 »

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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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

Les Gateaux
Performed by Tindersticks, Stuart Staples
Published by Universal
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what is all the fuzz about'?
29 December 2004 | by lilleguttSee all my reviews

This was one of the films that most people kept telling me to go and watch. I just saw it and I really must admit that i don't quite understand what all the hype is about. Reading some of the reviews of it in Misc. Norwegian newspaper one could easily be lead to believe that this was one of the best Norwegian films of all time.

It wasn't bad, but it wasn't that good either. Sure, most of the actors did a good job and in the Norwegian film industry the script was original even though it's been done before in other countries. I feel that the pace was to slow which lead your mind to focus on other things than what was happening on screen. The soundtrack could need some improving too.

Overall I would say its a 5 on the 1 to 10 scale, OK, but not groundbreaking or the film of the century as some people have stated that it is.


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