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Hawaii (2017)

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.


Jesús del Cerro
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Credited cast:
Dragos Bucur ... Andrei Florescu
Cristina Flutur ... Ioana Balan
Andi Vasluianu ... Scarlat
Constantin Cojocaru Constantin Cojocaru ... Vasile Florescu
Rodica Lazar ... Viorica
Gheorghe Ifrim Gheorghe Ifrim ... Cristian
Gigi Ifrim Gigi Ifrim
Catalin Catoiu ... Lawyer Antonescu
Dragos Sora Dragos Sora ... Agent securitate
Nora Cupcencu Nora Cupcencu ... Tatiana
Christopher Landry Christopher Landry ... US Ambassador Roger Kirk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Codrina Patru Codrina Patru ... Fata


A drama set in Romania during the Communist era when a family is noticed that they had inherited a valuable land in Hawaii , but in that time just keeping one american dollar bill or having true coffee beans from outside the country was considered a fraud. Written by gaby_raducanu1

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The Yellow Aro at the end is not period correct, the model was produced in the post comunist period. See more »

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A mediocre movie with a bad ending
18 November 2017 | by pwLiquidSee all my reviews

Hawaii tries to reproduce the life in the awful days of the Romanian communist regime. It achieves that only partially, not having enough strength to imbue the scenes with the authentic feeling of anxiety that defined the era. Some of the actors do a decent job - but nothing outstanding, while others seem artificial. The story floated, barely, until the final chapter unfolded and took everything down with its silly idea and sloppy execution. The movie seemed rushed and bland, despite tapping into a rich subject.

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