King of Devil’s Island (2010)
Kongen av Bastøy (2010)
Runtime : 116 min
Genre : Action | Drama
Movie release : 17 December 2010 (Norway)
Director: Marius Holst
Writers: Mette M. Bølstad (story), Lars Saabye Christensen (story).
Stars: Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen, Stellan Skarsgård
Country: Norway | France | Sweden | Poland
Language: Norwegian | Swedish
Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the island Bastoy, located in the Oslo fjord live a group of delinquent, young boys aged 11 to 18. The boys daily, sadistic regime is run by the guards and the principal who bestow both mental and physical abuse on them. Instead of the boys being straightened out with education they end up being used as cheap, manual labor. The boys attempt to survive by adapting to their inhumane conditions. One day a new boy, Erling (17), arrives with his own agenda; how to escape from the island. How far is he willing to go in order to get his freedom?
King of Devil’s Island Movie Trailer