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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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Three different love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages burdened with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred: this is a film about the dangers - and the enduring strength - of forbidden love.
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The story is set in 1968, when a Romanian-German family from the city of Arad starts a journey to the German Democratic Republic, where the older son, Mihai, hopes that surgical intervention for his ailing father will restore the family's harmony. Accompanied by Emil, the younger brother, they will be caught in the aftermath of the Prague Spring, which will alter their plans.Written by
The trip of Romanian brothers accompanying their father for the surgery to Germany, got interrupted by the 1968 events in Prague.
I loved the film. The historical context is not precise, but does not have to be, its just a tool to illustrate that despite the social situation people may carry the problems within themselves. The same political system may raise different type of people... Or like Emil says: " They have everything, but do not enjoy it, I want to be at home to enjoy all these things..." Great acting, great music, beautiful photography, the movie justifies and praises the life as it is with its comic and sad sides.
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