Devil's Island

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Devil's Island ★★ Djoflaeyjan 1996

An abandoned military base is being used to house poor families outside Reykjavik in the '50s. The trash-filled landscape offers little to those who live there, including four generations of one eccentric no-hope family. The usual family dysfunction is all played for exaggerated caricature. Icelandic with subtitles. 103m/C VHS, DVD . IC Gisli Halldorsson, Baltasar Kormakur, Sveinn Geirsson, Sigurveig Jonsdottir; D: Fridrik Thor Fridriksson; W: Einar Karason; C: Ari Kristinsson; M: Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson.