Overview

Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, 1915. On the island Bastøy, outside Oslo, a group of young boys aged 11 to 18, are held in an institution for delinquent youth, notorious for its sadistic regime. One day a new boy, Erling, arrives, determined to escape from the island. After a tragic incident, he ends up leading the boys in a violent uprising. When the boys manage to take over the island, 150 soldiers are sent in to restore order.

  1. Dennis Magnusson

    Screenplay

  2. Mette Marit Bølstad

    Story

  3. Lars Saabye Christensen

    Story

  4. Eric Schmid

    Screenplay

  5. Marius Holst

    Director

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Original Title Kongen av Bastøy

Status Released

Release Information

  • December 20, 2010
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language Norwegian

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget $10,000,000.00

Revenue -

Homepage http://www.kongenavbastoy.no/

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