An epic love story set against the wintry backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the early days of California. Dillon, a pioneer, defies the harsh surroundings in search of gold. Having struck it rich, he establishes a thriving mining town called Kingdom Come. But blind ambition and greed catch up to him in the form three strangers that arrive in town. A surveyor hoping to extend the Central Pacific Railroad through Kingdom Come, threatens to destroy any future the town has. And, two women from Dillon's past are the key to a secret that could lead to his undoing.
Rated for sexuality, and some language and violence
January 28, 2017 by John Chard
The Casterbridge Claim.
"Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven"
Michael Winterbottom directs what is in essence a Western version of Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge. It's Sierra Nevada, California, 1867 and the pioneer tow...