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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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Dyrasta kvikmynd sem gerd hefur verid a Islandi 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:

DEM 46,388 (Germany) (16 January 1998)

Gross:

$5,814 (USA) (12 March 1999)
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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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An unique film with tragedies, comics, and philosophy
24 May 2003 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Poor families In the barrack district in Reykjavik in 50's. Mother who gets married and moves to America leaving her children. Grown-up boy sticking around with his gang and violence. His younger brother with bad self-confidence and the tragedy, which wakes up his wild brother to consider of his own life. The film is full of tragedies, miserable and disparate people. But, so amazing, the film ends peacefully with "Charles Chaplin" and the opera singing boy. This ending doesn't however let the audiences forget what happened with the family before, and even though, you get hope of bright future of the family. Very unique film with any possible elements of life. The Icelandic language spies the film too with its beautiful sounds.


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