King of Devil’s Island

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King of Devil’s Island
Kongen av Bastøy | Marius Holst, 2010
Norway | 120 minutes

In person: director Marius Holst and actor Stellan Skarsgård on Wednesday, April 27!

Based on a notorious uprising at a boys’ reform school in 1915 that required military intervention, Marius Holst’s island-bound epic is a grim study in adolescent rebellion and the rigors of regimentation. At the prison-like institution, the boys endure the rough-handed abuse of the school’s staff, who run the risk of pushing their charges over the edge. Starring Stellan Skarsgård as the school governor and a rugged young cast drawn heavily from nonprofessionals. Q&A with the director at both screenings.

Series: The Far Side of Paradise: New Films from Norway

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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