Devil's Island (1996)

  |  Comedy, Drama


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The story of families living in barracks, left by the US Army in Reykjavik at the conclusion of World War II.


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3 December 2005 | El_Sordo
8
| modern family saga
I saw this movie in a university class. First, I felt it was somewhat loose in storyline and editing, and it took me a while to get me into the story. but then I got accustomed with the characters and was fine after all.

The story is about a family that lives in some come-down US-barrack-shelters in the early 1950ies. It covers a couple of years of time. It's built up like a classic Icelandic saga - about a family in Iceland, with one character, Baddi that is, in the middle, and the problems Baddi causes. But that might also make the story a bit boring.

Characters are odd and funny. Cinematography is excellent. If you like Scandinavian cinema and and story lines you can't predict, this is a movie you should watch.

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Details

Release Date:

3 October 1996

Language

Icelandic, English


Country of Origin

Iceland, Germany, Norway, Denmark

Filming Locations

Breiðamerkurlón, Breiðamerkursandur, Iceland

Box Office

Budget:

ISK200,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,814 14 March 1999

Gross USA:

$5,814

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,814

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