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North American Premiere

DIRECTED BY Daniel Dencik

Country: Denmark, Ghana, Sweden
Language: Danish
Subtitles: English
Original Title: GULDKYSTEN

Running Time: 115min
Film Year: 2015
Category: Cinema 360º

Danish novelist and documentarian Daniel Dencik spent years working in partnership with Ghanan producer Kwame Boadi to bring the long-forgotten, amazing true story of botanist Wulff Joseph Wulff to life. It all may have taken place nearly 200 years ago, but this fascinating, unnerving story speaks to human nature in our own times.

The forward-thinking Danes were the first Europeans—in 1792!—to officially ban the slave trade. Yet something rotten persisted in the state of Denmark, that is, far away in Denmark’s West African colonies, where the practice of indenturing and abusing indigenous people into servitude continued well into the 19th century. It was into this brutal reality that the naïve Wulff arrived in the 1830s. His determination to establish a viable commercial coffee plantation was soon overshadowed by the more pressing moral challenge to confront the horrific racist practices of the corrupt Danes that ruled the colony.

Gold Coast is a hallucinatory epic, containing some of the most euphoric images to be found at this year’s Festival. Dencik has stated that his intention was to offer a vision of “1836 on ecstasy,” and the fever-dream-like result seizes both the rugged beauty of the wild terrain and the radical beauty of the human soul spurred into action. – Jaie Laplante


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Director: Daniel Dencik
Producer: Michael Haslund-Christensen
Screenwriter: Daniel Dencik

Music: Angelo Badalamenti
Cinematographer: Martin Munch
Editor: Theis Schmidt, Rebekka Lønqvist

Cast: Jakob Oftebro, Danica Curcic, John Aggrey, Anders Heinrichsen, Adam Ild Rohweder, Morten Holst

Daniel Dencik

Daniel Dencik is a Danish writer and filmmaker. He has written several books, as well as the screenplay for Frederikke Aspock’s Out of Bounds (2011). He directed the documentaries Moon Rider (2012) and Expedition To The End of the World (2013), for which he was awarded the Nordic Film Prize. Gold Coast (2015) is his first fiction feature.

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