23rd Annual Minneapolis - St. Paul International Film Festival

Hawaii, Oslo (Contemporary World Cinema)
2004 - Norway - 125 Minutes

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DIRECTOR: Hawaii, Oslo
CAST: Trond Epsen Seim, Jan Gunnar Roise, Evy Elise Kasseth Rosten

Hawaii, Oslo is the story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other, during the hottest day of the year, in Oslo. We follow Frode and Milla. They are having their first child, who they are told will not live long. We follow Bobbie-Pop, a faded singer who tries to commit suicide. We follow Leon, an institutionalized kleptomaniac who is loking for Åsa, to whom he has a ten year old deal to get married. We meet Leon's brother, Trygve, who fetches Leon at the institution to celebrate his birthday, but who himself has plans to use his leave from prison to run away. And most of all we meet the angel Vidar, Leon's best buddy at the institution, who sees things no one else can see, and who may be able to save everyone - except himself? Erik Poppe born in 1960 in Oslo and grew up in Norway and Portugal. Educated as a still photographer in Oslo in 1982 and worked actively as a pictorial journalist for the news agency Reuters, and the newspaper Verden Gang In Norway from 1983 until 1987, covering news, politics and sport worldwide. Educated as a cinematographer at Dramatiska Instiutet in Stockholm. 1987-1991. He has directed commercials, music-, short- and documentary films as well as being a cinematographer on several features during the period 1991 - 2003.

PRODUCER: Finn Gjerdrum
SCREENWRITER: Harald Rosenløw Eeg
EDITOR: Einar Egeland
MUSIC: John Erik Kaada
PRINT SOURCE: Norwegian Film Institute,

Saturday, April 09 4:45pm Crown Theaters Block E
Sunday, April 10 9:30pm Lagoon Cinema
Thursday, April 07 7:15pm Crown Theaters Block E

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