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KING OF DEVIL'S ISLAND

by Marius Holst

synopsis

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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