26.9. - 5.10.2019

King of Devil's Island Norway, Sweden, France, Poland 2010 | 115 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Marius Holst

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.

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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.

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Orig. Title: Kongen av Bastøy
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: Norwegian
Section: Eurovisuell
Director: Marius Holst
Screenplay: Dennis Magnusson
Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner, Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen
Producer: Karin Julsrud
Sprachfassung: OV
Camera: John Andreas Andersen
Set Designer: Janusz Sosnowski
Cutter: Michal Leszczylowski
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Alamode Film
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