The Claim

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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.

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Studio: United Artists Films
Producer(s): Andrew Eaton
Cast: Sarah Polley, Peter Mullan, Wes Bentley, Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski
Writer(s): Frank Cottrell Boyce
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