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by Marius Holst


Based on true events, the film is set in 1915, on the island of Bastøy, in an Oslo fjord, at an institution for troubled young boys. A new inmate arrives and after a tragic event, he leads the boys to a violent uprising. After they overtake the island, a company of soldiers is brought ashore to restore order.

international title: King of Devil's Island
original title: Kongen av Bastøy
country: Norway, France, Sweden, Poland
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Marius Holst
film run: 145'
release date: NO 17/12/2010, SE 17/06/2011, EE 28/10/2011, FR 23/11/2011, GR 08/12/2011, NL 08/12/2011, BE 21/12/2011, DE 29/03/2012
screenplay: Dennis Magnusson, Eric Schmid
cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Kristoffer Joner, Benjamin Helstad, Kimmo Rajala, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Trond Nilssen, Morten Løvstad, Magnus Langlete
cinematography by: John Andreas Andersen
film editing: Michal Leszczylowski
art director: Janusz Sosnowski
costumes designer: Katja Watkins
music: Johan Söderqvist
producer: Karin Julsrud, Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Mathilde Dedye, Fredrik Heinig, Ewa Puszczynska, Johannes Åhlund
production: 4 1/2 Film AS, MACT Productions, St Paul Film, Opus Film
backing: Norwegian Film Institute
distributor: Euforia Film, Les Films du Losange, O'Brother Distribution, Amstelfilm, A Contracorriente Films, Alamode Film

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