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Kongen av Bastøy

King of Devil's Island
(DVD - 2011 - Norwegian)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Kongen av Bastøy
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Seventeen-year-old Erling is a rumored murderer and therefore sent to the Bastoy Boys Home correctional facility. Once there he clashes with the island facility's governor who believes manual labor, rigid discipline, and harsh punishment is the only way to turn these boys around. Refusing to accept the constant abuse, Erling leads the boys in a violent uprising that will bring them head to head with no less than the Norwegian Army.
Title: Kongen av Bastøy
King of Devil's Island
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : Film Movement, 2011
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Series:
Statement of Responsibility: 4 1/2 Film ; MACT Productions ; St Paul Film ; Opus Film ; story by Lars Saabye Christensen ; written by Dennis Magnusson ; directed by Marius Holst
Notes: Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Contents: Main film: King of Devil's Island (Norway ; 116 min.)
This month's short film: Bale / directed by Al MacKay (U.K. ; 15 min.)
Summary: Seventeen-year-old Erling is a rumored murderer and therefore sent to the Bastoy Boys Home correctional facility. Once there he clashes with the island facility's governor who believes manual labor, rigid discipline, and harsh punishment is the only way to turn these boys around. Refusing to accept the constant abuse, Erling leads the boys in a violent uprising that will bring them head to head with no less than the Norwegian Army.
Additional Contributors: MacKay, Al
Holst, Marius - 1965- - Director
Magnusson, Dennis - Author of screenplay
Christensen, Lars Saabye - 1953- - Author of screenplay
Nilssen, Trond - Actor
Skarsgård, Stellan - Actor
Joner, Kristoffer - 1972- - Actor
Helstad, Benjamin - Actor
Opus Film (Firm)
St. Paul Film (Firm)
Mact Productions
4 1/2 Film (Firm)
Film Movement (Firm)
Alternate Title: Bale
King of Devil's Island
Branch Call Number: DVD Foreign KONGEN
Country of Producing Entity: Norway
Performers: Benjamin Helstad, Kristoffer Joner, Stellan Skarsgård, Trond Nilssen.
System Details: DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen; 5.1 surround audio
Other Language: Norwegian dialogue; English subtitles; closed captioned
Subject Headings: Juvenile detention homes Norway Drama Bastøy (Institution) Drama Riots Drama Prisons Drama
Genre/Form: Fiction films
Horror films
Feature films
Topical Term: Norwegian language edition
Juvenile detention homes
Riots
Prisons
Publisher No: 16646 Film Movement
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“A blend of Scum and Papillon set on a snowy Norwegian island, this is based on a true story. Brutally run by Stellan Skarsgård's Bestyreren, Bastoy, a school for ‘maladjusted young boys’, has all the familiar cruelties – abuse, lice inspections, solitary confinement and a diet of raw fishheads. ... Read More »


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Apr 23, 2012
  • btmslt rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very good film about the horrors of reform school. I am curious how thisone stayed open after this incident.

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