30.09. - 09.10.2021

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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Original title: Kongen av Bastøy
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Norwegian
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Marius Holst
Screenplay: Dennis Magnusson
Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner, Benjamin Helstad, Trond Nilssen
Producer: Karin Julsrud
Director of Photography: John Andreas Andersen
Production Design: Janusz Sosnowski
Editor: Michal Leszczylowski
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Alamode Film
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Production: 4 1/2 Fiksjon AS; St. Paul Film; Opus film; Mact Productions


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