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Australia's Lost Gold: The Legend of Lasseter (2012)

Lasseter's Bones (original title)
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In 1931 Harold Lasseter's body was found in Central Australia's deserts. His diary revealed that he'd found gold, worth millions...but that he'd give it all for a loaf of bread... The gold ... See full summary »

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Luke Walker

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In 1931 Harold Lasseter's body was found in Central Australia's deserts. His diary revealed that he'd found gold, worth millions...but that he'd give it all for a loaf of bread... The gold is still yet to be found. Filmmaker Luke Walker finds Lasseter's 85 year-old son, still searching the desert, not only for gold, but something far more precious. Now, 80 years since Lasseter set off from Alice Springs to meet his fate, is it possible to piece together the fragments of history he left behind? Armed with a camera and the unshakable belief that he will find gold in Lasseter's story, Walker sets out to unravel the tangle of myths, lies and legend that lie buried with Lasseter's bones in the heart of Australia. Written by Anonymous

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In Central Australia, truth is more precious than gold...


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27 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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A quest we can all relate to
7 June 2016 | by Levi SaulnierSee all my reviews

Watching Australia's Lost Gold is an inspiring and joyful experience. Director Luke Walker expertly paces Bob Lasseter's journey to find the mother lode of gold in a way that sets him apart from other documentarians. As Bob Lasseter searches endlessly for bits and pieces of his father's legacy, the attention draws closer and closer on this mystery and the history of his family. All of this is accompanied by breathtaking cinematography of Australian desert landscapes. Furthermore, the editing creates such a dramatic slow burn effect that audiences can find themselves reviewing the statements, rumors, and pieces of the tale just as much as Bob Lasseter himself. As the trek for Lasseter's Reef goes on, the will to find out the truth gets stronger in not just Bob Lasseter, but the director and audience; which is the biggest compliment I can give this film. In a world filled with big budget action films out every other week, it is refreshing to come across a softhearted story of human nature and wonder.


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