Hawaii, Oslo

Hawaii, Oslo is a 2004 Norwegian drama film, directed by Erik Poppe with a screenplay by Harald Rosenløw Eeg. It stars Trond Espen Seim, Aksel Hennie, Jan Gunnar Røise and Petronella Barker.[clarification needed]

Hawaii, Oslo
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Directed byErik Poppe
Produced byFinn Gjerdrum
Screenplay byHarald Rosenløw Eeg
Story byErik Poppe
Harald Rosenløw Eeg
StarringTrond Espen Seim
Aksel Hennie
Jan Gunnar Røise
Petronella Barker
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Music byJohn Erik Kaada
Bugge Wesseltoft
Edited byArthur Coburn
Distributed byParadox Spillefilm
Release date
24 September 2004 (Norway)
Running time
125 minutes
CountryNorway
LanguageNorwegian
BudgetNOK 20,000,000 (estimated)[1]

The film's music was composed by John Erik Kaada and Bugge Wesseltoft. Produced by Finn Gjerdrum and distributed by Paradox Spillefilm, the film is in the Norwegian language and was edited by Arthur Coburn.

ProductionEdit

The film was shot in Oslo, Norway,[2] with an estimated budget of NOK 20,000,000.[1]

PlotEdit

Vidar (Seim), who works at a psychiatric hospital, tries to keep himself awake as much as he can, because he has several times dreamt of horrible events that turned out to be true premonitions. At one point, he dreams that Leon (Røise), one of the patients, who is supposed to meet his ex-girlfriend, never meets her, but is hit by an ambulance instead.

Release and receptionEdit

The film was released on 24 September 2004 and was generally well received by the Norwegian press. Dagbladet gave the film five out of six points, and called it an "intense cinematic experience".[3] Aftenposten awarded six out of six points, claiming the movie expanded the boundaries of Norwegian film.[4] Verdens Gang also gave the film six out of six points.[5]

AwardsEdit

The film was awarded two Amanda Awards in 2005 – "Best Film (Norwegian)" and "Best Screenplay". It was also nominated in the categories "Best Director" and "Best Actor" (Stig Henrik Hoff).[6]

CastEdit

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Database (n.d.). "Box Office / Business for Hawaii, Oslo (2004)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 January 2008.
  2. ^ Database (undated). "Filming locations for Hawaii, Oslo (2004)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 10 March 2012.
  3. ^ Bentzrud, Inger (27 August 2004). "Hawaii, Oslo". Dagbladet (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 January 2008.
  4. ^ [clarification needed] Haddal, Per (16 October 2006). "Temperamentsfull norsk grenseutvidelse". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 4 February 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2008.
  5. ^ Sane, Ellen Margrethe (27 August 2004). "Magnetisk! 'Hawaii, Oslo'". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 4 February 2008. Retrieved 19 January 2008.
  6. ^ Database (n.d.). "Awards for Hawaii, Oslo (2004)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 January 2008.

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