|Directed by||Erik Poppe|
|Produced by||Finn Gjerdrum|
|Screenplay by||Harald Rosenløw Eeg|
|Story by|| • Erik Poppe
• Harald Rosenløw Eeg
|Starring|| • Trond Espen Seim
• Aksel Hennie
• Jan Gunnar Røise
• Petronella Barker
|Music by|| • John Erik Kaada
• Bugge Wesseltoft
|Edited by||Arthur Coburn|
|Distributed by||Paradox Spillefilm|
|Release date(s)||24 September 2004 (Norway)|
|Running time||125 minutes|
|Budget||NOK 20,000,000 (estimated)|
Hawaii, Oslo is a 2004 Norwegian drama film, directed by Erik Poppe with a screenplay by Harald Rosenløw Eeg. Its stars Trond Espen Seim, Aksel Hennie, Jan Gunnar Røise and Petronella Barker.[clarification needed]
The film's music was composed by John Erik Kaada and Bugge Wesseltoft. Produced by Finn Gjerdrum and distributed by Pardox Spillefilm, the film is in the Norwegian language and was edited by Arthur Coburn.
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 reception
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". Aftenposten awarded six out of six points, claiming the movie expanded the boundaries of Norwegian film. Verdens Gang also gave the film six out of six points.
- Trond Espen Seim as Vidar
- Jan Gunnar Røise as Leon
- Evy Kasseth Røsten as Åsa
- Stig Henrik Hoff as Frode
- Silje Torp Færavaag as Milla
- Robert Skjærstad as Viggo
- Petronella Barker as Bobbie
- Bejamin Røsler as Mikkel
- Ferdinand Falsen-Hiis as Magne
- Judith Darko as Tina
- Aksel Hennie as Trygve
- Morten Faldaas as John
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- [clarification needed] Haddal, Per (16 October 2006). "Temperamentsfull norsk grenseutvidelse". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 January 2008.
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