The Claim
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 2000
Director: Michael Winterbottom
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 027616-861108
Running time: 2:01 (121 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: June 26, 2001
Collection type: Owned (#416)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 03, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Against the dramatic backdrop of the rugged Sierra Nevada mountains, The Claim's richly textured story of love, betrayal, loss and redemption unfolds. This "beautifully acted" (Premiere) tale strikes pure gold with an all-star cast featuring Wes Bentley (American Beauty), Milla Jovovich (The Fifth Element), Peter Mullan (Miss Julie), Sarah Polley (Go) and Nastassja Kinski (Tess) and is "one of the best movies in recent memory" (Elle).

It's 1869 and Daniel Dillon (Mullan) has made a fortune off his claim to gold-rich property in California. He knows that if his prosperity is to continue, he must convince a railroad planner (Bentley) to connect the new line through his town. But the plans to bring the train are derailed when, on a cold, wintry day, a mother (Kinski) and daughter (Polley) mysteriously arrive, revealing a shocking connection to Dillon...one that could devastate his town, his life and his empire.
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Genres
Drama
Romance
Western
Studios
Production Studios:
 • United Artists
 • Pathé Pictures
 • The Arts Council of England
Media Companies:
 • MGM Home Entertainment
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
French
Spanish
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Michael Winterbottom....Director
Writing
Frank Cottrell Boyce....Screenwriter
Thomas Hardy....Original Material By
Production
Andrew Eaton....Producer
Martin Katz....Executive Producer
Andrea Calderwood....Executive Producer
Alexis Lloyd....Executive Producer
David M. Thompson....Executive Producer
Mark Shivas....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Alwin Kuchler....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Trevor Waite....Film Editor
Music
Michael Nyman....Composer
Sound
George Tarrant....Sound
Ian Wilson....Supervising Sound Editor
Peter Christelis....Sound Editor
Conor Mackey....Sound Editor
Adrian Rhodes....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Stuart Hilliker....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Mark Tildesley....Production Designer
Ken Rempel....Production Designer
Joanne Hansen....Costume Designer
Bryon Callaghan....Make-up Artist
Cast
Ron Anderson....Stagecoach Driver
Marty Antonini....German
Wes Bentley....Dalglish
Randy Birch....Priest
Marie Brassard....French Sue
Bill Chesterman....Mr. Timpson
Artur Ciastkowski....Delany
Fernando Davalos....Barman
Duncan Fraser....Crocker
Shirley Henderson....Annie
Kate Hennig....Vauneen
Jimmy Herman....Miner No. 3
Landon Hicks....Young Miner
Matthew Johnson....Miner
Milla Jovovich....Lucia
Nastassja Kinski....Elena Dillon
Tim Koetting....Hotel Clerk
Lydia Lau....Li
David Lereaney....Saloon Actor
Grant Linneberg....Miner No. 2
Janelle Loughlin....Beggar Girl
Tom McCamus....Burn
Sean McGinley....Sweetley
Linda Miller....Tobacco Chippie No. 2
Karen Minish....Opera Singer
Billy Morton....Miner No. 1
Peter Mullan....Daniel Dillon
Karolina Muller....Young Elena
Phillipa Peak....Sarah
Valerie Planche....Chippie No. 1
Sarah Polley....Hope Dillon
Julian Richings....Bellanger
Royal Sproule....Grimes
Barry Ward....Young Dillon
Frank Zotter....Photographer
Marc Hollogne....Dr. Benoit
Trevor Allan Davies....Saloon Band
John Goulart....Saloon Band