Gold (2022)

Director: Anthony Hayes Run Time: 97 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Akuol Ngot, Andreas Sobik, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter, Zac Efron

Country: Australia
Language: English

About the film:

In the not too distant future, two drifters traveling through the desert stumble across the biggest gold nugget ever found and the dream of immense wealth and greed takes hold. They hatch a plan to excavate their bounty with one man leaving to secure the necessary tools. The other man remains and must endure harsh desert elements, ravenous wild dogs, and mysterious intruders, while battling the sinking suspicion that he has been abandoned to his own fate.

“post-apocalyptic survival horror thriller… an experimental treatise on the rottenness of human beings”

—Alex Saveliev for Film Threat

 

About the filmmaker:

Australian actor turned writer-director Anthony Hayes made his directorial debut in 2002 with the award-winning short films New Skin and Sweet Dreams, and his feature film Ten Empty had its World Premiere at the 2008 Sydney Film Festival. He has had roles in numerous films and television shows, including Robert Connolly’s The Boys, Phillip Noyce’s Rabbit-Proof Fence, and David Michôd’s Animal Kingdom, The Rover, and War Machine. He earned Best Supporting Actor awards from the Australian Film Institute for his roles in Sarah Watt’s Look Both Ways and Paul Goldman ‘s Suburban Mayhem.

Co-written with Polly Smyth, Hayes’ second feature Gold is his first to premiere in the United States.

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