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King Of Devil's Island
The Gård

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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.

King Of Devil's Island
Based on a true story King of Devil’s Island tells the unsettling tale of a group of young delinquents banished to the remote prison of Bastøy. Under the guise of rehabilitation the boys’ daily regime is dictated by mental and physical abuse at the hands of their wardens. The arrival of new boys Erling (Helstad) and Ivar (Magnus Langlete) spark a chain of events that ultimately ignite rebellion. King of Devil’s Island explores a sinister moment in Norwegian history that won’t be forgotten.

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

Reviewed by David Hughes

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Arresting stuff

In 1915 the Norwegian prison island of Bastoy saw a rebellion from its teenage inmates that was swiftly quelled. This involving and evocatively made film tells us why the prisoners revolted, revealing the harsh conditions that they lived in. The bleak wintry background is acutely observed, so you can almost feel the cold yourself. Well played by its young cast, old guard Skarsgaard has a sympathetic role as the understanding but powerless warden. ... More

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Posted by RJNeb2 at 00:10, 08 October 2015 | Report This Post

i might watch it

i love Stellan Skarsgard i have seen all his performances INSOMNIA dogville A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN girl dragon tattoo i even like his cameo in AMISTAD but this movie is gonna be hard to watch it sounds like that de niro drama SLEEPERS (that was one sad disgusting film) ... More

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