Saturday, September 28, 2013

Hawaii, Oslo

Hawaii, Oslo
Norway 2004

Details IMDB

Seen 27 September 2013

Ratings from other sources
IMDB 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes 79% audience liked it

My ratings 8.0/10
Lives of different people interconnected

My impressions:

The story begins with a vision of disaster but the main question would be whether it will end that way. A man wakes up from the dream and goes through the day hoping and trying to prevent what he believes will come true.

His previous premonition did come true and he is determined that it will not happen again. His quest is interspersed with others' lives who come into the picture. They seem irrelevant and inconsequential at first to what is going on. Slowly we see how each person is linked to each other.

The dynamics of family, love and friendship is laid bare amidst some ordinary routines in a typical city. The emotions tend to be cold at times but there is a discernible heat simmering underneath.

A delight to watch and ponder.

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