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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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Box Office

Budget:

NOK20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,019,823
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This is the official norwegian entry for "Best Foreign Language Film" at the 2005 Academy Awards. See more »

Connections

References Magnolia (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Whalebone
Performed by Savoy
Published by Sonet
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Smart flick
12 February 2006 | by johno-21See all my reviews

I recently saw this film at a screening by the Desert Film Society in Palm Springs. I had wanted to see this at the 2005 Palm Springs International Film Festival where it had it's international debut outside of Norway but screenings were sold out so I was eager to see this as it had good reviews by those I know who saw it. Eric Poppe makes his directorial debut in this film. He had been a cameraman so experience in filming a movie was there but how was he going to direct this story and it's actors? Well this film had a wonderful cast of actors who although they may have not been individually great actors, collectively as an ensemble cast they played their parts with an authenticity that left the viewer as seeing these as real people not just screen characters. I like characters in a film and this has plenty. The implausibility of these stories weaving together is quickly forgotten and in place of the implausible is a wonderful story that you want to climb aboard and ride to it's conclusion. Poppe uses hand held cameras through this film's shooting so effectively that you forget that this is not a huge budget film with track and crane shots but a simple presentation that when effectively done presents the film in a straightforward manor that can be just as effective. No dependency on jerky movements and fast and stylistic camera movement but instead on honest presentation transcribed to film. The sound in this film is outstanding as well. Many films demand great acting performances to carry an other wise weak script. This film had good acting performances delivered from a balanced script. This is a psychological drama and a very good film and I would rate it a 8.0 of a possible 10 and highly recommend it.


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