The Claim

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  120 min.
Release Date: April 20, 2001

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Cast: Sarah Polley, Peter Mullan, Wes Bentley, Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski


The gold rush of 1849 brings a young man (Mullan) to California, where he founds the town Kingdom Come. One drunken night, he trades his wife (Kinski) and daughter (Polley) for a bag of gold. Twenty years later, they come back for him, and it's the beginning of his downfall in a time that's already shaky for the town as the prosperity of the gold rush has already long since faded.

Based on the novel The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Stars Canadians Polley and Kinski and was partly filmed in Alberta, Canada.

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Studio: United Artists Films
Producer(s): Andrew Eaton
Screenplay: Frank Cottrell Boyce
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