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Devil's Island (1996)

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

Writers:

Einar Kárason (novel), Einar Kárason (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Baltasar Kormákur ... Baddi
Gísli Halldórsson Gísli Halldórsson ... Thomas
Sigurveig Jónsdóttir Sigurveig Jónsdóttir ... Karolina
Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir ... Dolly
Sveinn Geirsson Sveinn Geirsson ... Danni
Guðmundur Ólafsson Guðmundur Ólafsson ... Grettir
Ingvar Sigurdsson ... Grjóni (as Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson)
Magnús Ólafsson Magnús Ólafsson ... Hreggviður
Pálína Jónsdóttir Pálína Jónsdóttir ... Hveragerður
Saga Jónsdóttir Saga Jónsdóttir ... Gógó
Arnljótur Sigurðsson Arnljótur Sigurðsson ... Bóbó eldri
Gylfi Sigurðsson Gylfi Sigurðsson ... Bóbó yngri
Valgerður Sigurðardóttir Valgerður Sigurðardóttir ... Gislina
Óskar Jónasson Óskar Jónasson ... Lúí Lúí
Ævar Örn Jósefsson 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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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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Connections

References The Bad Seed (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

All Shook Up
Written by Otis Blackwell, Elvis Presley
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A great Icelandic film
19 October 2001 | by ThaaddiosSee all my reviews

This movie is a good, 'gritty' film, about a lower class family going through major cultural shock. Chances are you don't speak icelandic (I don't) but subtitled it flowed very well. It's not hollywood like, it goes a bit slower than your average film, but they use that time to develop the characters and to get you emotionally involved.


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Country:

Iceland | Germany | Norway | Denmark

Language:

Icelandic | English

Release Date:

3 October 1996 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

L'île du diable See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

ISK200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,814, 14 March 1999

Gross USA:

$5,814

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,814
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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