KING OF DEVIL’S ISLAND
In the tradition of ‘THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION’ comes a story of courage, friendship… and escape.
Based on remarkable true events, KING OF DEVIL’S ISLAND tells an extraordinary story of friendship, loyalty and rebellion, set on a remote ice-bound island reform school. At Bastøy, life is tough; the manual labour is arduous and the young wards are underdressed and underfed for the freezing winter. Hard work and discipline are what the guards believe will convert these youths into well-adjusted Christian citizens. So when enigmatic 17-year-old Erling (magnetic newcomer Benjamin Helstad) arrives at Bastøy, his defiant attitude makes an immediate impression on the other boys, and rattles the authority of the stern governor (Stellan Skarsgård, THE AVENGERS). Erling quickly determines the only means of survival is escape, but this unwittingly transforms him from the role of fugitive into the leader of a rebellion, provoking an astonishing series of events that remain unparalleled in Norwegian history