Sexual tension spills off the screen in this sweaty, titillating bromance from award-winning director Marco Berger. 'Hawaii' follows Martin and Eugenio (Manuel Vignau and Mateo Chiarino), two former childhood friends who reunite during a hot summer in the Argentinean countryside. As they work together to restore Eugenio's summer home, a game of power and desire ensues - forcing the two buddies to grapple with their sexual attraction and reconsider their relationship. With gorgeous cinematography, a lush setting and compelling lead performances, 'Hawaii' is an intimate character study that pushes past social boundaries.
Sensitive, feelgood gay movie
- Hawaii review by CP Customer
Don't expect gunfights, car crashes or any other superficial nonsense that passes for drama in so many films. Instead, follow the story of two young men - one a drifter, the other an uptight writer - who resume a childhood friendship, but with new, adult feelings. Tender, well-paced and ultimately life and love-affirming. For Spanish-speakers there's the bonus of a lovely Argentinian accent!