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Gold (Germany, Canada 2013 / Director: Thomas Arslan)

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  • Runtime: 101 min
  • Release Date: 15.08.2013

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Nina Hoss (Emily Meyer), Marko Mandić (Carl Boehmer), Peter Kurth (Wilhelm Laser), Uwe Bohm (Gustav Müller), Rosa Enskat (Maria Dietz), Wolfgang Packhäuser (Otto Dietz), Lars Rudolph (Joseph Rossmann), Dave Brown (Gold Digger in Prelude), Nadine Adam (Gold Digger in Prelude), Dustin Elkins (Gold Digger in Prelude), Robert Munch (Gold Digger in Prelude), John Vye (Old Man in Ashcroft), Terry Lewis (Prosecutor of Carl), Steve Thackray (Prosecutor of Carl), Norman Jim (Young Man in Quesnel[le])
  • Screenplay: Thomas Arslan
  • Cinematography: Patrick Orth
  • Music: Dylan Carlson
  • Producers: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber

Filming Locations

  • British Columbia, Canada


Written and directed by Berlin School filmmaker Thomas Arslan, Gold tells of a perilous trek undertaken by a group of seven German and Austro-Hungarian immigrants during the Klondike Gold Rush at the end of the nineteenth century. Starting out from Ashcroft, British Columbia, they soon have to realize that their journey’s destination, Dawson City, Yukon, might be as far beyond their reach as the better lives they crave. The lure of gold exemplifies the film’s axiom: no matter how adverse the circumstances, hope (even against hope) provides the conditio humana with one of its most powerful impulses. Notwithstanding fraud and deception, hubris and nemesis, cowardice, madness – and a bear trap in the middle of nowhere.

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