Hawaii, Oslo (2004)





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It's the hottest day of the year in Norway, and seven disparate souls are about to cross paths without knowing what fate has in store for them. Frode and Milla are about to become parents, but they are heartbroken to learn that their newborn child will likely not be long for this world. Bobbie-Pop is a fallen pop singer who sees no other escape from his pain than to take his own life. Institutionalized kleptomaniac Leon is determined to seek out and marry Åsa - the woman with who has sworn to marry him within the span of a decade. When Leon's brother Trygve checks his brother out of the institution under the auspices of celebrating Leon's birthday, he has no idea that his brother is determined to remain a free man at all costs. The angel who connects all of these unassuming souls is Vidar, Leon's best friend at the institution, and the man with the power to see things that none of the others can even comprehend. Though Vidar may be able to save all of the others from a grim fate, it remains to be seen if he will be able to save himself when all is said and done.
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Aksel Hennie
as Trygve
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Critic Reviews for Hawaii, Oslo

All Critics (1)

All the small stories are engaging in their own right and edge-of-your-seat material once they start coming together. Expertly written and directed and beautifully filmed.

Full Review… | August 17, 2005

Audience Reviews for Hawaii, Oslo

The focus on psychiatric people in central roles in Norway is, obviously too popular. Even though this is a pieces-put-together, where the timeline gets jumped some back and forth, and slowly we are given the broader perspective through great storytelling. Not very unlike both Reprise and Oslo, 31 August, even though this is the predecessor.

Anders Ask
Anders Ask

Seven different lives unexpectedly connect in this Norwegian tale that traces how real life emerges from chaos. Not glorious, but not dull either.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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A well acted and directed ensemble drama with some elements of mysticism. The story is a bit contrived at times but a captivating watch nonetheless.

Gabriel Knight
Gabriel Knight

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