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Gold Coast (2015)

Guldkysten (original title)
In 1836 the Danish romantic visionary Wulff travels to Africa to create plantations on the Gold Coast, but his best intentions and belief is soon confronted with a harsh reality dominated by slave trade and unbelievable brutality.

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Daniel Dencik
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jakob Oftebro ... Wulff
Danica Curcic ... Caroline
John Aggrey John Aggrey ... Lumpa
Luise Skov ... Elenora
Anders Heinrichsen ... Dall
Wakefield Ackuaku Wakefield Ackuaku ... Richter
Mikkel Hilgart ... Autrup
Morten Holst ... Guvernør
Adam Ild Rohweder ... Herbst
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sophia Adegnika Sophia Adegnika ... Tim-Tam
Prince De-Graft Asante Prince De-Graft Asante ... Ashanti Warrior
Dominic Demordzi ... Ashanti Warrior
Ziggy Netteyson Ziggy Netteyson ... Ashanti Warrior
Paakow Yankah Paakow Yankah ... Doctor
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Storyline

The Gold Coast (Guldkysten), is a dense and visceral exploration of a dark time in European history, namely the Danish involvement in the slave trade on the African coast during the 1830s. Undoubtedly a politically charged affair, this film is also an intense portrait of obsession and individual morality. Written by Laurence Boyce

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Drama | History | Romance

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Country:

Denmark | Sweden | Ghana

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

2 July 2015 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Gold Coast See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$142,641
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It's filmed at the Almina castle in Ghana See more »

Goofs

The nails used for fastening the lid of the missionary's coffin are wire nails, steel wire nails, that were not invented until about 14 years later. See more »

Soundtracks

Remember me, in every cloud of gold
Written by Angelo Badalamenti & Kwamie Liv
Performed by Kwamie Liv
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Very forgettable
22 July 2015 | by ChrJahnsenSee all my reviews

I saw this film yesterday with my family. It was s-l-o-w, boring for about 90% of the time, largely pointless and way too long. On top of this, my entire family agreed with me that there is more than one plot hole which really topped it all off. Disappointing to say the least! Oh yeah, and the music is the most inappropriate I have ever experienced. It is so totally out of touch with the film and the age of slavery - some strange pounding techno. At times it goes into much more soothing and pleasant style, which I really likes, but I totally stopped concentrating on the film at least 5 times, because I was wondering what the hell that style of music was doing in that scene?!

The only good thing I can say about it is that it's really really beautiful and it makes an effort to show the geography and nature of Africa. Jakob Oftebro is a terrific actor but he can't save this film.

I was actually surprised I only fell asleep once, and after the film I was relieved to find out that mom, dad and brother felt the exact same way. This film is slow, boring and totally without a flow. Several of the characters are really poorly worked through and very unimpressive. On top of all this, there was plenty of that pointless thing I really hate: hand held camera! 98% of the footage is shaky because it is not filmed on a tripod or steady-cam, and I just absolutely abhor it!! I see no excuse for all that shaky footage when it doesn't seem to serve any purpose - here it is being used through even the most peaceful and tranquil scenes, so it is obviously just there to make the director appear more intellectual. Failing miserably, I must add.

I highly recommend giving this one a miss. It's the poorest film I have seen in years.


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