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KING OF DEVIL’S ISLAND

Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 8:30 PM (World Trade Center Theater)
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Mon, Feb 13, 2012
at 6 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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KING OF DEVIL’S ISLAND

DIRECTOR: Marius Holst - NORWAY

This gripping true story of an uprising in a brutally run Norwegian reform school in 1915 is told in an epic style that won the Best Film Prize at the Norwegian Film Awards. Located on a remote island in the Oslo fjord, the Bastoy Boys’ Home was established as a place to reform wayward teenagers—using beatings, manual labor, and rigid discipline to keep the youngsters subdued. But when newcomer Erling arrives on the island and starts to question the authority of the abusive “housefathers,” he finds more than a murmur of support from his fellow inmates. Determined both to escape and to reveal the institution’s corruption, Erling has to choose between himself and the friends he has won. Starring Stellan Skarsgård as the school governor. (120 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Cross My Heart and Hope to Die (94), Dragonfly (97), Blodsbånd (07).

Sponsored by Grieg Lodge, Scandinavian Heritage Foundation, and the Norwegian Consulate General, San Francisco.

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