A teenager accused of murder is sent to an island reform school where the director (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Stellan Skarsgard) torments the boys--but it's only a matter of time before he plots a cruel revenge.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
[An] austere and occasionally stirring yarn.Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times, 02.02.2012
A brooding, evocative Norwegian juvie-hell drama set in 1915...Michael Atkinson, Village Voice, 11.15.2011
"King of Devil's Island" is surprisingly effective, and affecting, given the familiarity of its material.Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, 01.05.2012
Moody atmospherics enhance the conventional structure, and Holst's solid storytelling balances the heavy-handed symbolism.Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, 11.17.2011