Gold

Gold

Deutschland 2012/2013, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Summer 1898. Canada during the Klondike Gold Rush. Emily Meyer joins a group of seven German American immigrants. Together they embark on the long journey to the newly discovered gold fields in Dawson. Brought together by shady businessman Wilhelm Laser’s advertisement, the members of the group put it all on the line to change their miserable lives. Recommended by Wilhelm Laser, they decide to take the Ashcroft Trail, a route through the Canadian interior. With horses and a covered wagon, they take off without an exact idea of the dangers and strains that this journey has in store for them. Hardly any of them will have known that from their point of departure in Ashcroft, the distance to Dawson was more than 2,500 km.

Full of hope, the prospectors begin their journey. The first part of the journey to Quesnel is relatively untroubled. But before too long, problems begin to arise. The terrain becomes ever more difficult to negotiate. They soon literally loose track as the supposedly marked and fully constructed path disappears before their eyes. Their route leads them along through a hostile and untapped wilderness. One by one, their exhausted pack horses die.

The strenuous journey and internal clashes begin to tear the group apart. Now Emily Meyer, who appeared to be the most fragile member of the group at the beginning of the journey, proves herself to be one of the most dogged and enduring in view of the many challenges. She does not know exactly what the future will bring. Nevertheless, of one thing she is certain: there is no way that she will return to the life she left behind. Driven by a dream and the hope which it has inspired for a better life, the decimated group works through the rough environment toward their goal, a goal that seems to be further removed from them with every step they take.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Thomas Arslan
Screenplay:Thomas Arslan
Director of photography:Patrick Orth
Editing:Bettina Böhler
Music:Dylan Carlson
  
Cast: 
Nina HossEmily Meyer
Marko MandićCarl Böhmer
Peter KurthWilhelm Laser
Uwe BohmGustav Müller
Lars RudolphJoseph Rossmann
Rosa EnskatMaria Dietz
Wolfgang PackhäuserOtto Dietz
  
Production company:Schramm Film Koerner & Weber (Berlin)
Producer:Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber

All Credits

Director:Thomas Arslan
Screenplay:Thomas Arslan
Director of photography:Patrick Orth
Assistant camera:Jens Dittmar
Steadycam operator:Jens Dittmar
Lighting design:Theo Lustig
Gaffer:Florian Birch
Key grip:Florian Birch
Production design:Reinhild Blaschke
Art director:Merlin Ortner
Property master:Dan Stoddart
Stand-by props:Jutta Lilli Erasin
Make-up artist:Barbara Kreuzer, Alexandra Lebedynski
Costume design:Anette Guther
Editing:Bettina Böhler
Assistant editor:Tobias Marschall
Sound:Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Sound assistant:Marco Krüger
Casting:Ulrike Müller, Louise Mackiewicz (Kanada)
Music:Dylan Carlson
  
Cast: 
Nina HossEmily Meyer
Marko MandićCarl Böhmer
Peter KurthWilhelm Laser
Uwe BohmGustav Müller
Lars RudolphJoseph Rossmann
Rosa EnskatMaria Dietz
Wolfgang PackhäuserOtto Dietz
  
Production company:Schramm Film Koerner & Weber (Berlin)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Degeto Film GmbH (Frankfurt am Main), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Producer (TV):Cornelius Conrad (BR), Claudia Grässel (Degeto), Andrea Hanke (WDR), Georg Steinert (Arte), Monika Lobkowicz (BR/Arte), Jochen Kölsch (BR/Arte)
Executive producer:Henrik Meyer
Location manager:Levke Palm
Shoot:14.08.2012-30.09.2012: British Columbia, Kanada: Big Bar Area, Clinton; Heritage Railway Kamloops; Historic Hat Creek Ranch; Barkerville Historic Town; Gold Bridge; Virtue Studio Ranch Bordertown, Maple Ridge
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:113 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Gold

Versions

Original

Length:113 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb
 

Verleihfassung

Length:101 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 20.06.2013, 139473, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 15.08.2013