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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Stellan Skarsgard
Benjamin Helstad
Kristoffer Joner
Directors
Marius Holst
Screenwriters
Dennis Magnusson
Running Time
120 minutes

King Of Devil's Island
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Plot
A group of young offenders finds itself exiled in Norway's notorious Bastoy Prison where a brutal regime awaits them. The arrival of new boys Erling (Helstad) and Ivar (Magnus Langlete) soon sparks a rebellion in their ranks.


Verdict
A bleakly beautiful, austere film that doesn't patronise its audience.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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