The Claim

The Claim

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Released: April 20, 2001
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Producer: Andrew Eaton
Studio: United Artists Films
Cast: Sarah Polley, Peter Mullan, Wes Bentley, Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski
Genre: Drama
Length: 120 minutes
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The Claim Overview

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.