• Director: Marius Holst
  • Release Year: 2010
  • Production Country: Norway, France, Sweden, Poland
  • Language: Norwegian
  • Run Time: 120 minutes

Kongen av Bastøy (King of Devil's Island)

Description

Everyone at the Bastoy reform school has heard of the young murderer Erling even before his arrival on their bleak island, so Olav, who is about to be released for good behavior, will have nothing to do with him. But Erling refuses to merely endure the brutal conditions forced upon them, with even Olav eventually standing beside him as they lead the other boys in a unified rebellion against their oppressors.

Themes

Crime, Personal violence, Communities, Police brutality, Children, Religion, Christianity, Poverty, Resistance, Civil rights, Social responsibility, Social commentary