Gold (2013 film)

Gold is a 2013 German Western film directed by Thomas Arslan. The film premiered in competition at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.[1][2]

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Directed byThomas Arslan
Produced byFlorian Koerner von Gustorf
Michael Weber
Written byThomas Arslan
StarringNina Hoss
Uwe Bohm
Music byDylan Carlson
CinematographyPatrick Orth
Edited byBettina Böhler
Release date
  • 9 February 2013 (2013-02-09) (Berlin)
  • 28 February 2013 (2013-02-28) (Germany)
Running time
112 minutes


The film depicts a trek of settlers of German and Austrian-Hungarian origin on their way through a sparsely populated part of Canada. The Group travels in 1899 from Ashcroft, British Columbia to Dawson City, following the Klondike Gold Rush.



Variety's Alissa Simon described the film as an "involving, naturalistic period piece" and an homage to "late-era Western". She also appreciated the cinematography for portraying the landscapes as "ruggedly majestic".[3]

Cine Vue's Patrick Gamble praised Nina Hoss for being "her usual captivating self" who convinces the audience she lived through a variety of strong emotions "without even flinching a muscle" but he also stated her performance was squandered because the plot offered "little in the way of entertainment or palpable suspense".[4]


  1. ^ "Berlinale Competition 2013: Another Nine Films Confirmed". Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin. Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 24 January 2013.
  2. ^ Young, Deborah (2 September 2013). "Gold: Berlin Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  3. ^ Simon, Alissa (9 February 2013). "Gold". Variety. Variety Media, LLC. Penske Business Media, LLC. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  4. ^ Gamble, Patrick (25 June 2013). "EIFF 2013: 'Gold' review". Cine Vue. Retrieved 11 February 2013.

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