Devil's Island

Devil's Island
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Format:  DVD
item number:  XTX 03874D
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DVD Details

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 43 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: July 5, 2000
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: Fox Lorber
  • DVD Features:
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada) Encoding
  • Interactive Menus
  • Chapter Search
  • Filmographies & Awards
  • Weblink

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Entertainment Reviews:


User Ratings: 47
A wry black comedy that pokes fun at the destructive impact of Americanization upon one Icelandic family. Full Review
Spirituality and Practice
Mar 13, 2002
...Fridriksson graces the cinema of poverty rooted in Italian neo-realism and the British kitchen-sink style with a delightfully weird twist...
Chicago Sun-Times
Apr 23, 1999
...Gorgeously shot, this naturalistic fable of a family frozen in dysfunction ends with a quiet miracle...
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 15, 1997
Rating: 2/4 -- Ambitious but uneven. Full Review
Christian Science Monitor
Mar 21, 2019
...[A] vividly realized, comic and pungent slice of life....It is created with admirable skill...
New York Times
Mar 12, 1999
...Rambunctious energy....Magnus Olafsson is very funny...
Sight and Sound
Jan 1, 1998

Product Description:

A dramatic black comedy about the lower-class citizens of Reykjavik, Iceland who made their homes in the abandoned bunkers of British and American soldiers after World War II. A bittersweet examination of one family's trails and tribulations in the attempts to make the best of those difficult times on "Devils Island." Filmed on location in Iceland and based on a true story and the novel by Einar Gudmundsson.


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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 70,553
  • UPC: 720917521121
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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