Reel Norden : Nordic Film & HistoryMain MenuReel Norden: Nordic Film & HistoryResearch and analysis by Concordia College students in Hist/Scan 337 -- Fall 2014 and Spring 2017Timeline of Nordic HistoryThe Girl King AnalysisDay of Wrath AnalysisA Royal Affair AnalysisKautokeino Rebellion Analysis Bridal Party in Hardanger AnalysisThe Ox AnalysisIngeborg Holm AnalysisThe King of Devil's Island AnalysisSettings and DetailsMax Manus AnalysisProject CollaboratorsJoy K. Lintelman0c54aaa2a43d92e1740a36a95af4ba496d882df6Concordia College Hist/Scan 337 students, Fall 2014, Spring 2017
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The King of Devil's Island, 2011 Norwegian Amanda Awards winner for Best Film, is set in Norway during the winter of 1915. The film depicts the lifestyles of the young, troubled boys who were sent to Bastøy Island for imprisonment. Their daily, sadistic routines, as ordered by the governor and the brutal housefather of the island, take both a mental and physical toll on the boys. Upon the arrival of Erling, a new boy with a regime of his own, things on the island begin to change. Will his intentions to escape lead to a revolt or only further harshen the conditions experienced by the boys?
1media/image2.jpgmedia/image2.jpg2017-01-17T07:57:27-08:00Reel Norden: Nordic Film & History11Research and analysis by Concordia College students in Hist/Scan 337 -- Fall 2014 and Spring 2017gallery2017-04-27T13:56:33-07:00Film FilmFilmFilmFilmFilmFilmFilmFilm is a powerful means for communicating history to a general public. For better or worse, movies reach a much broader audience than do historical monographs. Because films are multi-sensory, providing viewers with visual images, music, sound effects and dialog, they are a medium that can leave lasting impressions on a viewer. With films depicting history, the images and messages conveyed are often what first comes to mind when a particular event or era is mentioned. Consider, e.g. the association of WWII with Saving Private Ryan, slavery with Twelve Years a Slave, or the Holocaust with Schindler's List. Or from a Danish or Norwegian perspective WWII may bring to mind Flame and Citron or Max Manus. But these films are unfortunately not usually accompanied with information to help viewers know when history is depicted accurately and when the filmmakers have taken liberties in presenting the past. This site aims to address this issue by providing analyses of several films related to a number of historical eras in the history of Norden (the countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden). Through research conducted by students in the Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) class Hist/Scan 337 Reel Norden: Scandinavian History & Film, this website assesses the historical accuracy of nine different films by examining the following questions:
In what ways was the film historically accurate and in what ways was its depiction of chronology or events of the time period distorted?
To what degree was the film accurate in terms of setting, details, and design?
Did the characters in the film act and speak as people of their historical era, situation, and social class would have?