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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.

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Publisher: [United States] : Film Movement, 2011
Branch Call Number: DVD Foreign KONGEN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Alternate Title: Bale
King of Devil's Island

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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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