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Devil's Island (1996)
"Djöflaeyjan" (original title)

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The story of families living in barracks, left by the US Army in Reykjavik at the conclusion of World War II.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Baddi
Gísli Halldórsson ...
Thomas
Sigurveig Jónsdóttir ...
Karolina
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ...
Dolly
Sveinn Geirsson ...
Danni
Guðmundur Ólafsson ...
Grettir
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Grjóni
Magnús Ólafsson ...
Hreggviður
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Hveragerður
Saga Jónsdóttir ...
Gógó
Arnljótur Sigurðsson ...
Bóbó eldri
Gylfi Sigurðsson ...
Bóbó yngri
Valgerður Sigurðardóttir ...
Gislina
Óskar Jónasson ...
Lúí Lúí
Ævar Örn Jósefsson ...
Maggi bjútí
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Storyline

Djoflaeyjan takes place in Reykjavik in the years following World War II. The British and American occupation army has left their bunkers behind. They became homes to hundreds of lower-class people who were pouring into the capital during those years. Djoflaeyjan tells the story of the struggle and often humorous life of people in the bunkers in those difficult times. Written by Frimann Stefansson <frimann@rhi.hi.is>

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Iceland's Most Expencive Motion Picture See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

3 October 1996 (Iceland)  »

Also Known As:

A Ilha do Diabo  »

Box Office

Budget:

ISK 200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,814 (USA) (12 March 1999)

Gross:

$5,814 (USA) (12 March 1999)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This is a true story which happened in Reykjavik, Iceland. The real name of Baddi is Bóbó. He was known as "Bóbó á Holtinu". See more »

Goofs

When Baddi drives his car from the airport after staying at his mother in the USA, another person is seen in his car, though he apparently comes back alone. See more »

Quotes

Dolly: Hey Dolly. Don't let the sun catch you cryin'.
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All Shook Up
Written by Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
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dark yet entertaining
27 May 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Alright so I may be biased since I played "Dick" in the movie (2 lines, Woo Hoo!!) but I definitely liked it. Although the characters sometimes seemed like caricatures you have to remember that they were trying to distill an entire nation's attitudes down into a few people. The movie is not exactly uplifting but it is well done. The acting is quality and Fridrik Thor's directing is on par with his Oscar nominated "Children of Nature."


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