King Of Devil's Island (Kongen Av Bastoy)
Starring: Benjamin Helstad, Magnus Langlete, Stellan Skarsgard, Kristoffer Joner, Kimmo Rajala
Directed by: Marius Holst
The plot: Seventeen-year-old Erling arrives at the Bastoy Residential School for troubled youth with terrified Ivar, and the new inmates are humiliated in front of the other boys in order to quell any thoughts of rebellion. While Ivar suffers horribly at the hands of sadistic guard Brathen, Erling dares to stand up to the men in power including governor Bestyreren and he risks everything to escape the inhumane conditions.
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"Rather one-note in its bleakness, and doesn't have a vast amount to say beyond 'reform school sucks'."
"It's pleasing to see something from the Nordic countries that doesn't involve police procedure and chunky jumpers."
"A bleakly beautiful, austere film that doesn't patronise its audience."