King of Devil's Island

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King of Devil's Island

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King of Devil's Island

Release Date: December 16, 2010

Year    :   2010
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Genres    :   Drama, Action
Production Companies    :   MACT Productions
Director    :   Marius Holst
Producers    :   Karin Julsrud
Writers    :   Eric Schmid, Lars Saabye Christensen, Mette M. Bølstad, Dennis Magnusson
RunTime    :   120 mins.
Budget    :   10000000

Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, determined to escape from the island. After a tragic incident, he ends up leading the boys in a violent uprising. When the boys manage to take over the island, 150 soldiers are sent in to restore order.

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