Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The King of Devil's Island will have a Short Reign in this Trailer from Marius Holst

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Bastoy Prison is an actual correctional facility in Norway and now the island is the setting for an upcoming thriller. In Marius Holst's film, King of Devil's Island, the year is 1915 and over a hundred youths are housed at this remote location. Not liking the conditions much, the young men lead an uprising and take over the island. Stellan Skarsgard and Benjamin Helstad star; this film will release in 2011 and a trailer is below, which was released on some film sites earlier this month (Twitch Films).

The plot line of the film:

"Based on a true story: 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 labor. The boys attempt to survive by adapting to their inhumane conditions.


One day a new boy, Erling (17), arrives with his own agenda; how to escape from the island. How far is he willing to go in order to get his freedom? After a tragic incident takes place, Erling ends up forced into the destinies of the other boys by leading them into a violent uprising. Once the boys manage to take over Bastoy - 150 government soldiers are sent in to restore order" (Trailer).

Release: 2011.

Director: Marius Holst.

Writer: Mette M. Bølstad.

Cast: Stellan Skarsgard, Benjamin Helstad, and Kristoffer Joner.

The theatrical trailer is here:

The film's homepage:

King of Devil's Island's Homepage


King of Devil's Island at Trailer Addict

King of Devil's Island at Twitch Films

Stellan Skarsgard is one of the central stars in this piece and here are a selection of some of his previous thrillers:

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