Kongen av Bastøy • FILMFEST HAMBURG

King of Devil's Island

OT: Kongen av Bastøy

Marius Holst // Norway, Sweden, France, Poland, 2010
Fiction Feature // FF2011



Located on a remote island in the Oslo fjord, the prison camp-style Bastøy Boys Home functions as a reform school for “maladjusted” youth. With the stated goal of turning out “humble, useful Christians,” the school officials systematically break their young charges through cruel discipline and exhausting manual labor. Everything changes with the arrival of hunky rebel Erling who rattles the authority of the governor and soon becomes the leader of a rebellion. The story is based on true events.


Marius Holst (*1965) studied at the London International Film School. His film Blodsbånd was awarded the Main Prize at the International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg 2007.



Kongen av Bastøy

Fiction Feature



Norway, Sweden, France, Poland


115 min


Marius Holst

Dennis Magnusson (nach einer Vorlage von Lars Saabye Christensen und Mette M. Bølstad)

Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner, Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen

Karin Julsrud

John Andreas Andersen

Michal Leszczylowski

Janusz Sosnowski

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