Devil's Island (1996 film)
Devil's Island (Icelandic: Djöflaeyjan) is a 1996 Icelandic film directed by Friðrik Þór Friðriksson. It is a dark comedy filmed in the Grótta area of South west Iceland. The story depicts a group of otherwise homeless families living in barracks abandoned by the US Air Force after the Second World War. The film was selected as the Icelandic entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 69th Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
|Directed by||Friðrik Þór Friðriksson|
|Written by||Einar Kárason|
|Music by||Björgvin Helgi Halldórsson|
Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson
The film's themes include an ambivalence towards America and Americans, poverty and the accompanying social stigma, superstition and the spirit world, and a destructive family dynamic. The sound-track combines American pop (some of it performed in Icelandic) and a score by Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson.