Hawaii, Oslo

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Hawaii, Oslo
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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
[clarification needed]
Music by  • John Erik Kaada
 • Bugge Wesseltoft
Edited by Arthur Coburn
Distributed by Paradox Spillefilm
Release dates
24 September 2004 (Norway)
Running time
125 minutes
Country Norway
Language Norwegian
Budget NOK 20,000,000 (estimated)[1]

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]

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.


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


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[edit]

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]


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]


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See also[edit]


  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). Retrieved 19 January 2008. 
  5. ^ Sane, Ellen Margrethe (27 August 2004). "Magnetisk! 'Hawaii, Oslo'". Verdens Gang (in Norwegian). Retrieved 19 January 2008. 
  6. ^ Database (n.d.). "Awards for Hawaii, Oslo (2004)". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 19 January 2008. 

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