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Kongen av Bastøy ()


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Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?

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Cast

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Erling / C-19
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Olav / C-1
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Bestyrer Håkon
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Husfar Bråthen
Magnus Langlete ...
Ivar / C-5
Morten Løvstad ...
Øystein (as Morten Strøm)
Daniel Berg ...
Johan
Odin Gineson Brøderud ...
Axel
Magnar Botten ...
Lillegutt
Markus Brustad ...
Jan
Agnar Jeger Holst ...
Arne
Tommy Jakob Håland ...
Terje
Richard Safin ...
Eirik
Frank-Thomas Andersen ...
Gårdsgutt Bjarne (as Frank-Thomas H. Andersen)
Arne Brønstad ...
Husfar Kjell
Nils-Fredrik Tveter ...
Husfar
Martin Slaatto ...
Husfar Harald
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Bestyrerens kone
Ragnhild Vannebo ...
Komitéleder
Per Gørvell ...
Komitélege
Kirsti Asskildt ...
Sykepleier
Julian Karlsson ...
Dekksgutt
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Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Marius Holst

Written by

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Mette M. Bølstad ... (story)
 
Lars Saabye Christensen ... (story)
 
Dennis Magnusson ... (screenplay)
 
Eric Schmid ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Knud Bjørne-Larsen ... financial producer (as Knud Bjørne Larsen)
Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre ... co-producer
Mathilde Dedye ... co-producer
Edward A. Dreyer ... executive producer
Sanne Glæsel ... line producer
Fredrik Heinig ... co-producer
Lars Andreas Hellebust ... executive producer
Karin Julsrud ... producer
Linn Kirkenær ... assistant producer
Ewa Puszczynska ... co-producer
Alexander Rönnberg ... associate producer: Stockholm
Pille Rünk ... unit line producer: Estonia
Pias Semb ... executive producer (as Lars Mathias Semb)
Stellan Skarsgård ... executive producer
Aagot Skjeldal ... executive producer
Pål Sletaune ... executive producer
Vibeke Windeløv ... executive producer
Johannes Åhlund ... co-producer
Turid Øversveen ... executive producer
Håkon Øverås ... executive producer

Music by

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Johan Söderqvist

Cinematography by

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John Andreas Andersen ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Michal Leszczylowski

Editorial Department

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Julien Alary ... colorist
Matyas Fekete ... assistant editor
Raymond Gangstad ... conform / digital film mastering / film scanning
Pål Gengenbach ... supervising editor
Eivind Sandodden Kise ... post-production assistant (as Eivind Kise)
Anders Refn ... supervising editor
Espen Skjørdal ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Celine Engebrigtsen

Production Design by

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Janusz Sosnowski

Art Direction by

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Kristine Wilhelmsen

Costume Design by

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Katja Watkins

Makeup Department

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Veslemøy Fosse Ree ... make up artist: second unit, Norway
Louise Hauberg ... makeup artist (as Louise Hauberg Nielsen)
Tina Helmark ... key makeup artist (as Tina Norup Helmark)
Morten Jacobsen ... special makeup effects artist
Mari Kriis ... assistant makeup artist
Tiina Leesik ... makeup artist
Merlit Miländer ... assistant makeup artist
Daniel Parker ... prosthetics
June Pålgard ... make up artist: second unit. Norway
Lauge Voigt ... special effects makeup

Production Management

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Inga Kruk ... production manager: Poland
Johanna Trass ... unit production manager: Estonia
Claus Willadsen ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Margit Korbe ... third assistant director
Steffen Lefort ... third assistant director
Marcin Lomnicki ... first assistant director: second unit
Hans-Jørgen Osnes ... first assistant director: second unit, Norway
Bruce Parramore ... second unit director
Kieron Phipps ... first assistant director
Trevor Puckle ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Guillaume Dambrines de Ramecourt ... decorator painter
Erki Esna ... carpenter
Tom Gammelsrød ... carpenter: second unit: Norway
Eva-Maria Gramakovski ... set dresser
Ranik Halle ... set dresser assistant
Kaido Heinsaar ... construction coordinator
Asko Linno ... construction coordinator / set builder
Anders Lunde ... property master: second unit: Norway
Mihkel Maasing ... decorator painter
Olivier Marcouiller ... decorator painter / scenic artist
Thomas Nes ... on-set dresser: Norway unit / property master: Norway
Rein Nettan ... property master
Marko Pintmann ... art department assistant
Marianne Polski ... greenery leadman
Markus Puusild ... props
Joonas Rahusaar ... set builder
Jaagup Roomet ... set designer
Peeter Sepp ... decorator painter
Morten Swang ... property master: Norway unit
Kalev Säde ... carpenter
Viljar Säre ... carpenter
Eugen Tamberg ... set designer
Karin Tetsmann ... property master
Erling Vandel ... buyer

Sound Department

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Olger Bernadt ... sound recordist: second unit
Marius Berntzen ... foley recordist / sound editor
Petter Fladeby ... re-recording mixer
Jonas Kværner ... sound effects recordist
Daniel Lindvik ... sound effects recordist
Lars Lund ... boom operator
Espen Moe ... foley recordist
Ingar Pedersen ... boom operator: second unit, Norway
Tormod Ringnes ... sound designer / supervising sound editor
Espen Rønning ... dialogue editor
Ad Stoop ... sound recordist
Fredric Vogel ... sound editor
Erik S. Watland ... foley artist / sound effects editor

Special Effects by

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Rune Andersen ... special effects assistant: second unit, Norway
Robin Blick ... special effects technician
Johan Harnesk ... special effects supervisor
Pål Morten Hverven ... special effects supervisor: second unit, Norway
Llivar Kilyer ... special effects assistant
Gina Lunde ... special effects assistant: second unit, Norway
Roy Arne Pedersen ... special effects assistant: second unit, Norway
Anders Nilsson Ylitalo ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Steven Elvesæter ... digital compositor
Camilla Fossen ... visual effects producer
Kjetil Haugen ... online editor
Marius Andre Jacobsen ... matchmove artist
Morten Jacobsen ... digital compositor
Henrik Karlsson ... generalist
Samuel Karlsson ... digital compositor
Nikolai Lockertsen ... matte painter
Morten Moen ... digital compositor
Espen Nordahl ... cg supervisor
Magnus Pettersson ... effects technical director
Stig Saxegaard ... matte painter
Otto Thorbjørnsen ... visual effects supervisor
Monica Østbø Østgård ... visual effects coordinator

Stunts

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Lars Hjelm ... stunt player
Juha Pursiainen ... stunt player
Kimmo Rajala ... stunt coordinator / stunts
Jonathan Wiberg ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eirik Holst Aagård ... focus puller
Kristoffer Aamot ... second assistant camera: second unit, Norway
Roland Adamson ... first assistant camera: second unit
Agnete Brun ... still photographer
Anders Eide ... key grip
Toni Haaranen ... electrician
Karsten Heidar ... best boy: Norway unit
Juhan Heide ... generator operator: second unit
Karsten Jacobsen ... steadicam operator
Chris Karlstad ... electrician: second unit, Norway
Janis Kokk ... video operator
Tom Kopperud ... first assistant camera: second unit, Norway
Venno Kornak ... electrician
Artur Kun ... electrician
Maciej Maciejewski ... best boy
Morten Magnussen ... techno crane operator: second unit, Norway
Nicholas Messel ... gaffer: Norway
Robin Ottersen ... second assistant camera: Norway unit
Ville Penttilä ... gaffer
Nico Poulsson ... camera operator: second unit, Norway (as Nicolay Poulsen)
Erik Põllumaa ... second assistant camera: second unit
Pål Ulvik Rokseth ... camera operator: "b" camera / second assistant camera
Geir Rossebø ... grip assistant: Norway
Henri Savitski ... electrician
Tomasz Sternicki ... grip
Hans Petter Sydsæter ... gaffer: second unit, Norway
Mart Taniel ... camera operator: second unit
Stig Tvenge ... electrician: Norway unit
Raivo Vaadumäe ... generator operator
Meelis Veeremets ... second assistant camera: second unit
Juha Virtala ... additional electrician
Wojciech Walenciak ... grip
Knut Westad ... grip: second unit, Norway

Casting Department

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Marit Falkum Enerhaug ... casting assistant: Norway
Hiie Fluss ... casting assistant: Estonia
Mia Jensen ... casting assistant: Norway
Kjersti Paulsen ... casting associate
Michael Ringdal ... extras casting assistant
Piret Toomvap ... casting: Estonia

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marit Ahven ... costumer
Mia Andersson ... costumer
Gabriella Ekman ... costume supervisor
Sanna Ekström Forsberg ... costumer
Runa Fønne ... costume supervisor: Norway
Katrin Karilaid ... costumer: second unit
Marje Karu ... costume assistant
Ave Kuik ... costume assistant
Pille Küngas ... costumer
Anneli Pahman ... costumer: second unit

Location Management

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Per Henry Borch ... location scout
Indrek Hallikmäe ... location assistant
Kristjan Pütsep ... assistant location manager
Jaagup Roomet ... location scout
Heiko Tammel ... location assistant
Karin Tetsmann ... location scout
Anu Uibo ... location manager
Margus Õunapuu ... location scout

Music Department

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Patrik Andrén ... rhythm arranger
Mark Buys ... orchestrator
Peter Fuchs ... scoring mixer
Henrik Hawor ... music supervisor
Uno Helmersson ... assistant composer
Johan Husvik ... music supervisor
Vladimir Martinka ... conductor / music librarian
Dave Jewerén Moore ... music editor / score mixer
Martin Roller ... assistant scoring engineer

Transportation Department

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Juhan Helde ... driver
Tõnis Kalvet ... driver
Kalle Kilkans ... driver
Jaak Kirsipuu ... driver
Heleri Saarik ... transportation coordinator
Johannes Selvaag ... driver: second unit (Norway)
Ilmar Tamm ... driver
Joel Tamm ... driver

Other crew

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Charlotte Andersen ... production coordinator: Estonia
Marc Budde ... chief caterer
Marianne Brochmann Bugge ... legal counsel
Birgitte Clasen ... chief accountant
Nina Crone ... completion guarantor
Thomas Eggum ... intern: second unit, Norway
Nikolaj Frobenius ... script consultant
Jan Christian Frugård ... production assistant: second unit
Megan Gallagher ... script editor
Alexander Glæsel ... set production assistant
Alen Grujic ... poster designer
Piodor Gustafsson ... film consultant (as Peter Gustafsson)
Udo Happel ... completion bond
Vesa Happonen ... i/o support
Kristine Ingvaldsen ... assistant to director: pre-production
Liina Jaska ... production assistant
Epp Joeorg ... production secretary: Tallinn-office
Bjørn Olaf Johannessen ... script consultant
Sara Johnsen ... dialogue coach
Jon Jonassen ... i/o support
Geraldine Jourdan ... production manager
Julie Kayser ... chef
Christoffer Kjørsvik ... children carer
Mette Bang Kristensen ... completion bond assistant
Tomas Kværner ... assistant to the director
Berith Lindwall ... accountant: Stockholm Office
Andreas Lisberg ... production assistant: Norway unit
Katinka Lotherington ... production assistant: second unit
Heidi Lundbakk ... assistant production coordinator
Olivia Lühe ... caterer
Tore Martinsen ... children carer
Adrian Andrew Mitchell ... marketing coordinator
Peter Nordahl-Hansen ... production assistant / production secretary: pre-production
Jonas Røyem Ny ... marketing supervisor / production coordinator / project coordinator
Marius Nøkleberg ... children carer
Raivo Pall ... production accountant: Estonia
Marge Sammal ... production cashier: Estonia
Jörg Sander ... caterer
Arne Vidar Stoltenberg ... intern
Jonas Heier Straumsheim ... production assistant: Norway unit
Triin Turu ... production secretary
Nils-Fredrik Tveter ... children carer
Christian Vangsgaard ... scheduling assistant (as Christian Vangsgaard Hansen)
Irmelin Wister ... script supervisor
Christopher Wollebekk ... intern: second unit, Norway (as Christoffer Wollebekk)
Gero Brugmann ... legal counsel: completion guarantor (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the island Bastoy, located in the Oslo fjord live a group of delinquent, young boys aged 11 to 18. The boys daily, sadistic regime is run by the guards and the principal who bestow both mental and physical abuse on them. Instead of the boys being straightened out with education they end up being used as cheap, manual labor. The boys attempt to survive by adapting to their inhumane conditions. One day a new boy, Erling (17), arrives with his own agenda; how to escape from the island. How far is he willing to go in order to get his freedom? Written by JRN

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Taglines Norway, 1915, a home for boys. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Bastøy (Norway)
  • Les révoltés de l'île du diable (France)
  • Flykten från Bastöy (Sweden)
  • Król wyspy skazanców (Poland)
  • Wyspa skazanców (Poland)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Budget NOK54,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Bastoy prison is still in operation today but is a minimum security institution. See more »
Goofs The movie grossly exaggerates the size of the lead ship of the Norwegian Navy at the time. As the boys are trying to escape the island, at about 1 hour 34 minutes, the Battleship "Norge" appears in the fog. The "Norge" was a small 300 ft pre-dreadnought - significantly smaller than modern day Frigate. If one assumes that the men seen on deck, are about 1.7 meters tall, the ship in the movie is more than 3 times as large as the actual "Norge" - comparable to a modern day Aircraft Carrier. See more »
Soundtracks Sigur 1 (Untitled) See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Erling: I once saw a whale swim with three harpoons in it. It took the entire day to die. He was weak due to the harpoon I shot him with. And covered with scars from all the battles he had fought. I have become acquainted with one boy whom is soon to sign off. For the six years he has been on this ship, he has done everything right. And now, he is going home.
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