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Gold!

“Wait’ll you see it. It does something to you. Drives a man crazy.” —Marshal Rube Morris

From the American gold rush to today’s settlements, gold mining has long inspired filmmakers to depict exploitation, industrialisation and greed.
To mark the addition of Salomé Lamas’ stunning Berlinale doc ELDORADO XXI to our Special Discoveries, we’ve highlighted 12 great films featuring the dreaded yet irresistible gold mine.

Read more on ELDORADO XXI over on Notebook and feel free to suggest more!

Gold!