Devil's Island


1h 43m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Set in Camp Thule, an abandoned U.S, military barracks outside Reykjavik, the story follows the fortunes and misfortunes of family outcasts: Karolina, a demon-sniffing fortune teller, Toomy, her soft-spoken husband, and their two grown grandsons, Baddi and Danni. When their flirty mother marries an

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Artistic License Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Synopsis

Set in Camp Thule, an abandoned U.S, military barracks outside Reykjavik, the story follows the fortunes and misfortunes of family outcasts: Karolina, a demon-sniffing fortune teller, Toomy, her soft-spoken husband, and their two grown grandsons, Baddi and Danni. When their flirty mother marries an American GI and moves to Kansas, Baddi visits her and returns to Devil's Island a pompadoured, Elvis wannabe with a rock n' roll attitude to go with his new look. But is Iceland prepared for "The King?"

Crew

Pauline Aasarod

Production

Audrey Allison

Song

Joe Allison

Song

Karl Aspelund

Costume Designer

Thorir Baldursson

Music

Thorir Baldursson

Other

Thorir Baldursson

Song

Gilbert Becaud

Song

Hallbjorg Bjarnadottir

Song Performer

Helga Bjartmars

Hairdresser

Otis Blackwell

Song

Arthur Crudup

Song

Mann Curtis

Song

Ari Dan

Rerecording

Sunny David

Song

Pierre Delanoe

Song

Lem Dobbs

Screenplay

Tomas R Einarsson

Music

Skule Eriksen

Editor

Ann Farina

Song

Ragna Fossberg

Makeup Artist

Fridrik Th=r Fridriksson

Producer

Runar Georgsson

Music

M Grant

Song

Howard Greenfield

Song

Vilhjalmur Gudjonsson

Music

Gudrun Gunnarsdottir

Music

Halldor Gunnarsson

Lighting Director

Earle H. Hagen

Song

Bjorgvin Halldorsson

Music

Bjorgvin Halldorsson

Song

Jack Hammer

Song

Arni Hansson

Production Designer

Gunnar Smari Helgason

Rerecording

Peter Aalbaek Jensen

Associate Producer

Einar Karason

Screenplay

Breki Karlsson

Assistant Director

Steingrimur Karlsson

Editor

Jack Keller

Song

King

Song

Kjartan Kjartansson

Sound

Hans Peter Kochenrath

Production Coordinator

Ari Kristinsson

Director Of Photography

Ari Kristinsson

Line Producer

Jerry Leiber

Song

Little Richard

Song

Bernd Lubke

Production Manager

Inga Lisa Middleton

Script Supervisor

Egil Odegaard

Producer

Stefan Olafsson

Song

Arnthor Orlygsson

Rerecording

Hilmar örn Hilmarsson

Music

Elvis Presley

Song

Kirsten Bonnen Rask

Advisor

Dick Rogers

Song

Peter Rommel

Producer

Johnny Santo

Song

Einar V Scheving

Music

Christoph Schwalbe

Production Coordinator

Maria Sigurdardottir

Assistant Director

Inga Bjork Solnes

Production Manager

Mike Stoller

Song

Kristin Svavarsson

Music

Maria Valsdottir

Script Supervisor

Giuseppe Verdi

Music

Dave Williams

Song

Don Wolf

Song

L Wray

Song

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Distribution Company
Artistic License Films

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 43m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Amada Award for best director at the 1997 Norwegian International Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring March 12, 1999

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States February 1997

Released in United States July 1997

Released in United States August 1997

Released in United States September 1997

Released in United States October 1997

Released in United States November 1997

Released in United States October 1998

Awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1997 Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 24 - May 8, 1997.

Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (midnight screenings) February 13-24, 1997.

Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 4-12, 1997.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 1O-24, 1997.

Shown at Norwegian International Film Festival August 15 - 23, 1997.

Shown at Viareggio Cinema and TV Festival (in competition) in Italy September 20-26, 1997.

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 9-19, 1997.

Shown at Denver International Film Festival October 23-30, 1997.

Shown at Nordic Film Days in Luebeck, Germany November 6-9, 1997.

Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival in East Hampton, New York October 14-18, 1998.

Released in United States Spring March 12, 1999

Released in United States 1997 (Awarded the FIPRESCI Prize at the 1997 Karlovy Vary Film Festival.)

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival April 24 - May 8, 1997.)

Released in United States February 1997 (Shown at Berlin International Film Festival (midnight screenings) February 13-24, 1997.)

Released in United States July 1997 (Shown at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival July 4-12, 1997.)

Released in United States August 1997 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 1O-24, 1997.)

Released in United States August 1997 (Shown at Norwegian International Film Festival August 15 - 23, 1997.)

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at Viareggio Cinema and TV Festival (in competition) in Italy September 20-26, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival October 9-19, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Denver International Film Festival October 23-30, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at Nordic Film Days in Luebeck, Germany November 6-9, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1998 (Shown at Hamptons International Film Festival in East Hampton, New York October 14-18, 1998.)