HAWAII, OSLO (2004) SBS TWO, 10.30PM, M, DRAMA

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Rem­i­nis­cent of Paul Thomas An­der­son’s Mag­no­lia and Robert Alt­man’s Short­Cuts, Erik Poppe’s film fol­lows a hand­ful of char­ac­ters suf­fer­ing through a swel­ter­ing Oslo day, who cross each oth­ers’ paths without nec­es­sar­ily know­ing it. Among the di­verse en­sem­ble are an ex-pop star, a man in an asy­lum, a cou­ple whose new­born son is fight­ing for sur­vival and a con­vict us­ing the good na­ture of his brother to try to es­cape prison. Like Mag­no­lia, the in­ter­lock­ing sto­ries are intricately con­structed, yet the cross­over points be­tween the var­i­ous char­ac­ters seem com­pletely nat­u­ral, as the film builds to its emo­tional cli­max. ★★★★

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