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Michael Winterbottom

The Claim

120' - 2000 - Western, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: English
Director: Michael Winterbottom Composer: Michael Nyman With: Wes Bentley, Peter Mullan, Sarah Polley, Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski
The story begins twenty years after the Gold Rush of 1849. Daniel Dillon is a pioneer who defied the harsh winter landscape and amassed unimaginable riches, becoming the veritable king of a thriving mountain town called Kingdom Come, where he owns everything of importance, including the bank, the mine, the hotel and the liquor store. He even has won the affections of the exotic local brothel owner Lucia. Now the blind ambition and greed that drove him to succeed are about to catch up with him as three strangers come into town. One is Mr. Dalglish, a surveyor looking to expand the Central Pacific Railroad into Kingdom Come, threatening to make or break the future of the town. The two others are women - the beautiful young Hope and the ailing Elena - who hold secrets from Dillon's past that could be his undoing. (www.theclaimmovie.com)

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Michael Winterbottom


Michael Nyman


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


Frank Cottrell Boyce

Director of Photography

Alwin H. Küchler


Trevor Waite


Andrew Eaton

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Countries of production

Canada, United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

The Mayor of Casterbridge (Thomas Hardy)



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