Hawaii is a story on the struggle of inheriting $3 million in communist-era Romania when owning $1 could mean losing your freedom and touches on the theme of how money could buy if not happiness, at least the freedom to choose unhappiness.
Costi is a family man whose cash-strapped neighbor makes him an intriguing proposition: help him find the fortune reportedly buried somewhere on the grounds of his family's country home in Romania and split the profits.
the atmosphere is the key of a decent adaptation of the novel by Panait Istrati. in same measure, the music and costumes. few good performances- Iulia Dumitru, Mircea Rusu, surprising Ștefan Iancu. magic as ingredient for intensive the flavor of a story who seems be collection of colored pieces.mysteries, violence, traces of eastern. and, sure, Brăila. the accuracy in the limit of a film who seems be homage to the universe of Istrati is not the best part because the fantastic part remains easy solution for conquer a large public but not the most inspired option for respect the literary source. so, one of the Romanian films looking the right key of success. with same clichés and drops of eroticism, it is a decent adaptation and, in same measure, another example of the difficulty to translate, in the right manner, of the work of Panait Istrati.
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