Based on a true story: Norwegian winter, early 20th
century. On the island Bastoy, located in the Oslo fjord live a group of
delinquent, young boys aged 11 to 18. The boys daily, sadistic regime
is run by the guards and the principal who bestow both mental and
physical abuse on them. Instead of the boys being straightened out with
education they end up being used as cheap, manual labor. The boys
attempt to survive by adapting to their inhumane conditions. One day a
new boy, Erling (17), arrives with his own agenda; how to escape from
the island. How far is he willing to go in order to get his freedom?
After a tragic incident takes place, Erling ends up forced into the
destinies of the other boys by leading them into a violent uprising.
Once the boys manage to take over Bastoy 150 government soldiers are
sent in to restore order.(IMDB)