King of Devil's Island
This movie is from our archive and is not currently screening.
Norway, Winter 1915. On a remote island, the Bastoy Boys correctional center houses juvenile delinquents, most of whom have been found guilty of petty crimes. When Erling, 17, arrives at the center, a rumor circulates that he's committed a murder, which he doesn't try to deny. He has numerous run ins with the director of the institution, who promotes a regime of harsh punishment, hard manual labor and rigid discipline. When Erling realizes that Braaten, the director's assistant, is sexually abusing one of the young inmates, he confronts Olav, an inmate in charge of maintaining discipline. Aware that he might be jeopardizing his release, Olav warns the director, but his efforts are in vain, as Braaten retains his position. Indignant, Erling encourages his fellow prisoners to revolt.
Official Selection Edinburgh, Chicago, New York, Rotterdam Film Festivals
BEST Picture, Supporting Actor, Score - Norwegian Oscars 2012
Kongen av Bastøy
M, 116 mins
Mature themes and violence
This movie is subtitled
You Might Also Like...
The Other Son
Rated M (Violence, infrequent coarse language and drug use), 105 mins
The Look of Love
The Company You Keep
Rated M (Coarse language), 122 mins