Saturday Matinee: King of Devil’s Island


“King of Devil’s Island” (2010) is a Norwegian drama directed by Marius Holst based on a true story. Benjamin Helstad stars as Erling, a new arrival at Bastøy youth prison who befriends Olav (Trond Nilssen). When Olav witnesses a horrible crime committed by the Housefather against a fellow prisoner the friends must struggle against overwhelming odds for justice. The film combines elements of classic prison/student rebellion films and “Lord of the Flies” and features a memorably atmospheric soundtrack by Johan Söderqvist and Sigur Rós.

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