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Bonanza is a unique cinematic portrait of a desolate mining town. Once there were 6000 inhabitants catered for by 36 saloons, seven dance halls and an immense number of prostitutes. Their motto was get in, get rich, get out. Now there are only seven permanent residents, immersed in their own spirituality, living on a hotbed of accusations, gossip, murder and fear. Unmasking the paradise of freedom as a suffocating hell, Berlin intelligently and amusingly portrays this microcosm of the world with a scale model, five film monitors and only the voices of the inhabitants.

Theater der Welt 2010 ›Schöne Aussicht!‹ Lecture Presentation and talk with Adam Budak
World Premiere: 20.12.2006 STUK (Leuven)

Concept: Berlin 

Photography: Bart Baele, Nico Leunen

Sound engineer: Tom De With

Editor: Bart Baele

Soundtrack & mixing: Peter Van Laerhoven

Research: Berlin, Nico Leunen, 

Graphics: Gerjo Van Dam

Scale model: Koen De Ceuleneer

Subtitles: Sofie Benoot

Software development: Frank Lanssens

Electronics: Dadaelectronics

Set photos: Kim Troubleyn

Aerial photos: Saguache Ranger District

Production: Berlin (Antwerp)

Co-production: STUK (Leuven), KVS (Brussels), Vooruit (Gent)

With the support of the Flanders Audiovisual Fund, City of Antwerp, Flanders Image
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