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Gold (2013)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Western | 15 August 2013 (Germany)
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In the summer of 1898, a small group of German compatriots head into the hostile northern interior of British Columbia in search for gold at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush.

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Thomas Arslan

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Thomas Arslan (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nina Hoss ... Emily Meyer
Marko Mandic Marko Mandic ... Carl Boehmer
Peter Kurth ... Wilhelm Laser
Uwe Bohm Uwe Bohm ... Gustav Müller
Rosa Enskat Rosa Enskat ... Maria Dietz
Wolfgang Packhäuser Wolfgang Packhäuser ... Otto Dietz
Lars Rudolph ... Joseph Rossmann
Dave Brown Dave Brown ... Gold Digger in Prelude
Nadine Adam Nadine Adam ... Gold Digger in Prelude
Dustin Elkins Dustin Elkins ... Gold Digger in Prelude
Robert Munch Robert Munch ... Gold Digger in Prelude
John Vye John Vye ... Old Man in Ashcroft
Terence Lewis ... Prosecutor of Carl (as Terry Lewis)
Steve Thackray Steve Thackray ... Prosecutor of Carl
Norman Jim Norman Jim ... Young Man in Quesnel
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During the Klondike Gold Rush of 1898, Emily Meyer joins a group of German immigrants who travel to the Far North in search of gold deposits. The seven apprentice gold-diggers, who have no real idea of what awaits them, leave the town of Ashcroft, the end of the railway line and set off for their long journey. As they sink into the wilderness of Canada's wide-open paces, fatigue is felt. Worse, the maps become uncertain. As a result, doubt sets in and conflicts burst forth... Written by Guy Bellinger

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Country:

Germany | Canada

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

15 August 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Золото See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,435,010
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Filmed entirely in daylight harvesting. See more »

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Before Joseph Rossmann runs into the wilderness they have 5 horses then when they break camp and leave they have only 3. See more »

Quotes

Gustav Müller: [Speaking in German, with English subtitles, to the group at a campfire] Let's drink to a successful voyage.
Wilhelm Laser: Müller, we'd agreed on a bare minimum of provisions.
Gustav Müller: There's no need for pettiness, Laser. No one could object to a good beer. The sooner we've drunk it, the lighter my load will be. Here's to the gold. It's waiting for us.
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Greedy German Gold-diggers Get Grief-stricken
20 September 2013 | by KnatLouieSee all my reviews

This movie (which I saw during the 2013 film-festival in Copenhagen), is a very atypical western, not only because of the (mostly) German-speaking cast, but also because of it's dark moods, and almost complete lack of conventional "western"-themes, which makes it more appealing to people that are normally not too keen on westerns, but still has enough western-elements in it to not disappoint genre-fans either.

The beautiful Nina Hoss - known for her portrayal of "Barbara" (in the 2012 movie of the same name), as well as the vampire-movie "We Are the Night" - here plays Emily Meyer, a single woman who is determined to travel alone to Klondyke in the late 1890s, along with a motley crew of settlers and gold-diggers, who all have their own reasons for making the long and dangerous journey.

However, they do not know what will await them during the trip, as both the harsh nature of the land comes as a surprise to them, as well as a couple of ruthless killers are on their trail, which takes its toll on the travelers.

It is a slow-moving, but very gripping and dark tale about (among other things) trying to conquer both new territory, but also about finding yourself (and others), when placed in a bad situation. It also has quite a lot of stunning cinematography, which really captures the landscapes beautifully, and places the audience in the right mood.

The director, Thomas Arslan, is still relatively unknown, although I have seen two of his films now (this one and "Dealer", which was also quite good), and he should definitely be a name to look for in the near future.

"Gold" does have a lot of similarities to Kelly Reichardt's western-drama, "Meek's Cutoff", but with somewhat more action and excitement, all things considered. So even though both films are very similar, I have a huge preference to this movie, as the characters are also much more likable and well-developed.

So go see this film, if you want a realistic story about people trying to make their way through rough territory, both physically and mentally. See it if you love westerns, and/or if you just like good movies, that might leave a lasting impact on you forever.


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