The Claim Poster

Release Date: 2000

DVD Release Date: June 26th, 2001

R|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
Dillon (Peter Mullan) is a pioneer who defied the harsh winter in search of rumored gold. Having amassed unimaginable riches, he runs a thriving mining town called Kingdom Come. But the blind ambition and greed that drove him to succeed finally catch up to him with the arrival of 3 strangers. Dalglish (Wes Bentley) a surveyor looking to expand the railroad threatens the future of the town -- and 2 women from Dillon's past hold a secret that could be his undoing.

Cast: Peter Mullan, Wes Bentley, Milla Jovovich, Nastassja Kinski, Sarah Polley, Julian Richings, Sean McGinley, Shirley Henderson

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Arts Council of England, DB Entertainment, Grosvenor Park Productions, Pathé Pictures, Alliance Atlantis Communications, BBC, Revolution Films, Le Studio Canal +

Keywords: Wife, Gripping, Mystery, Engaging, Revenge, Small town, Daughter

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Parsimonious with its plot, which is revealed on a need-to-know basis. At first, we're not even sure who is who; dialogue is half-heard, references are unclear, the townspeople know things we discover only gradually. show more

  • Winterbottom also has the insight to share the novelist's suggestion that landscape can reflect and, to a degree, even shape character.

  • Comes to the screen missing subtle cues and crucial connections.

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