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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 05.10.11] Norway movie trailer news action thriller drama

Though Marius Holst's King of Devil's Island has already played theatrically in Norway, it seems like we've been waiting for a trailer for months. There may be a Norwegian one kicking around but with the film's recent acquisition by Film Movement, who plan on giving the film a limited theatrical release combined with a VOD release later this year, an English substituted trailer has now emerged.

Based on true events, King of Devil's Island takes place at the early turn of the 20th century on a remote Norwegian island which houses Bastoy, a home for boys. It's a tightly run affair, managed with force and an iron fist by Bestyreren, played by the great Stellan Skarsgard (strange seeing him in a serious role after recently catching him in a comedic turn in Thor), until the arrival of a new inmate who incites a riot against the brutal regime.

The trailer features the kind of stark visuals one might expect from a prison in a remote location but also some fantastic performances from Skarsgard and a group of primarily non-professional actors.

Trailer after the break.

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Papillon (11 years ago) Reply

So it isn't set on the French Guiana penal island?

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