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The moviegoer has to pay attention though. I loved this film, the unexpected friendship of a bully and boy who didn’t like bullies. The acting is first rate from a fine group of young actors. Impressive achievement by director Marius Hoist. Watch our trailer of trailers. As we all know now, places like this were abusive institutions that provided a haven for small-minded and abusive men, including a few with pedophile tendencies.

Never falls victim to cheap melodrama; inspirational and touching. Best thrillers I have seen. There are a few scenes and events which just don’t gel, and which make the last quarter or so of the movie feel a bit contrived. Many countries are struggling to understand nowadays why they set up schools like this in the not-so-distant past. The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons. The modern human spirit sinks when confronted with the reality of institutions like this. This kind of film could have hit harder two decades ago or so but nowadays the topic feels a little bit worn out. So for this cold bastard, I’m afraid this is just a good told story, and not a classic as I’d like it to be, and maybe also therefore not the possible box office hit it would have been, if made as a heart wrenching story.

And this is to its advantage. Jan Agnar Jeger Holst The soundtrack is haunting and fits perfectly with the desolate, hopeless environment.

However, the final scenes isn’t as satisfactory as the build up. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

However, Eriling’s tenacious spirit leads to uniting broken spirits, establishing relationships, and not to be afraid to follow your dreams.


Kongen av Bastøy (2010) – English subtitles

The cinematography and barren landscape perfectly captures and enhances the cold- hearted spirit of the corrections facility, and the people who run it. Precisely and engagingly directed by Norwegian filmmaker Marius Holst, this beautifully visualized and finely paced historic reconstruction of real events, draws an invariably moving portrayal of a young man in revolt who refuses to be subdued by exploitative authority figures who arrogantly informs him that their and his aim is to find the the honorable, humble kongn useful little Christian boy inside him.

Audible Download Audio Books. It’s not a mind-blowing experience in cinema terms–it’s just a really well done, focused, sensitive telling of a forgotten story of repression and sutbitles and maybe, in the end, the every lifting human spirit. Use the HTML below.

If one assumes that the men seen on deck, are about 1. Both performances by Stellan Skarsgard and Benjamin Heistad are simply marvelous. And covered with scars from all the battles he had fought. However, there are more intriguing surprises.

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How far is he willing to go to attain freedom? It quickly becomes apparent that life there is ac the boys are expected to work hard and any infringement of the rules will incur severe punishments. This Week’s Top Trailers.

Its boys without toys stuck on an island for being naughty. He obviously has felt this story has to be told. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! The real problem here was the dorm master! The young men in this facility must endure horrendous conditions, as well as physical and mental abuse daily.


Great performances from everyone, although for some reason I’d been expecting more brutality from Stellan Skarsgard, maybe because he always looks so angry and mean.

The acting is very good and the events are intriguing enough to entertain you for around two hours. The other main komgen include an abused boy and a self-serving headmaster. Very strong drama with also very believable acting, taking place on a prison island, from which no one ever has escaped. Norway,a home for boys. The true story about one of the most brilliant saboteurs during World War II and his battle to overcome his inner demons.

Although in color, the atmosphere is dark, the skies seldom blue, the woods dark, the walks snowy: The direction, the writing, the cinematography, the acting — all of it was excellent. Yes No Report this.

While the regime we see is harsh the film doesn’t show anything too unpleasant meaning the film is suitable for teenagers and older. Why didn’t anyone ever wear a jacket? Character development is also good.

The final music, however, allowed me to leave the theater with a positive feeling, regardless of the foregoing nearly 2 hours without any happy events. That it’s “based on a true story” makes it even more compelling.