King of Devil's Island | TIFF

King of Devil's Island

(Kongen av Bastøy)
Marius Holst

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 labour. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives with his own agenda; to escape from the island. How far is he willing to go in order to get his freedom?

Festivals: Göteborg 2011

Marius Holst
Stellan Skarsgård
Kristoffer Joner
Benjamin Helstad
Trond Nilssen
Norway, France, Poland, Sweden
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TIFF Edition 



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