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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.

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Jesús del Cerro
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Cast

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
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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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Romanian | English

Release Date:

17 November 2017 (Romania) See more »

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Uruguay See more »

Filming Locations:

Bucharest, Romania See more »

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$134,438
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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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Loved it!
22 November 2017 | by patty_floriSee all my reviews

I must say this is the first time a Romanian movie makes me go through a roller-coaster of emotions like this! All the cinema would laugh or exclaim a mad "aghhh!" from time to time,depending on the action, feeling the struggle of the main character. I felt like we were all there, with him, working, falling in love, hoping, trying to create a better life. I think all the actors did a great job ! My personal favorite is the grandpa, but all the actors created believable characters! No bad jokes or boring moments. The action captures you and until the end,you wait anxiously to see what will happen next ?!? It is not predictable at all, and as someone in the audience said this is a "different" movie-the action takes place in communism but it is not about communism. For someone who was little memories about that time, it is a good way to realize how things where, and appreciate more what we are able to do nowadays. I believe this is a movie for all ages, and you will not regret watching it!!!

Definitely recommended!


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