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DVD Review - King of Devil's Island (2010)

29 October 2012 11:27 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

King of Devil's Island (Kongen av Bastøy), 2010.

Directed by Marius Holst.

Starring Stellan Skarsgård, Benjamin Helstad, Kristoffer Joner and Trond Nilssen.

Synopsis:

In 1915 a group of young offenders are pushed to the limits of human endurance on the Norwegian prison island of Bastøy.

Calling to mind 'youth run amok' dramas as varied as Lord of the Flies and Scum, Marius Holst's powerful portrayal of early 20th century borstal life is an emotionally demanding voyage into the icy waters of despair, abuse and rebellion.

Casting a steely gaze at the real life events of 1915 on the island of Bastøy - a Norwegian Alcatraz for boys and young men - King of Devil's Island follows the inmates growing resentment as they are routinely physically, mentally and sexually abused.

The arrival of tough, battle hardened teen Erling (Benjamin Helstad) gradually emboldens his fellow prisoners to action. It  is his subtly captured friendship »

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Giveaway - Win King of Devil's Island on DVD

21 October 2012 11:22 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Director Marius Holst's acclaimed Norwegian drama King of Devil's Island (Kongen av Bastøy) arrives on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download on Monday, October 29th and to celebrate, we have three copies of the DVD to give away to our readers courtesy of the lovely people at Arrow Films.

Read on for a synopsis and details of how to enter the competition...

"This true story of the infamous Bastøy Boys Home correctional facility in Norway, begins with the arrival of seventeen-year-old Erling, a rumored murderer. He immediately clashes with the island facility's governor (Stellan Skarsgård; The Avengers), who believes manual labor, rigid discipline, and harsh punishment are the only methods that can turn the boys into honorable members of society. Refusing to accept the constant abuse, Erling slowly rouses the rest of the boys out of their resigned existence, and encourages them to fight to lift up their spirits. When »

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Movie Review - King of Devil's Island (2010)

26 June 2012 12:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The King of Devil's Island (Kongen av Bastøy), 2010.

Directed by Marius Holst.

Starring Stellan Skarsgård, Benjamin Helstad, Kristoffer Joner and Trond Nilssen.

Synopsis:

Based on a true story, a brutal correctional facility has the tides turned against it when a new inmate arrives and defies their methods.

I’m not one for watching foreign subtitled films - not because I dislike them but more because I’ve just never tried them - so when the opportunity came up to review The King Of Devil’s Island starring Stellan Skarsgard, an actor whose work I admire, I wanted to take up the task. And as a result, I’ll definitely be looking at more foreign films in the future.

The film tells the true story of an uprising that occurred on the Norwegian island of Bastoy in 1915. Bastoy Island was a home for “maladjusted” young boys, aiming to mould them in »

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