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Good Luck

Good Luck

A Feature film by Ben Russell

Produced by KinoElektron

Production year : 2017

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Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

KinoElektron

Foreign production company :

CaSk Film

Synopsis

Filmed between a state-owned large-scale underground mine in the war-torn state of Serbia and an illegal mining collective in the tropical heat of Suriname, Good Luck is a visceral documentary portrait of hope and sacrifice in a time of global economic turmoil.  Beginning with a 600 meter descent into the depths of the earth, Good Luck shines a flashlight onto the human face of labor in the time-warp’d working conditions of an underground state-owned mine in Serbia.  The hiss of oxygen cuts through the diesel rumble, the walls of the office vibrate with explosions two levels below ; war-torn and half-forgotten, these miners’ physical struggle finds its mirror a continent away - in the tropical heat of an illegal Surinamese gold mine.  The water pumps roar under the blinding sun ; silver liquid rolls across the hand of a Saramaccan Maroon as he adds mercury to dirt in a never-ending search for gold.  Formed between dark and light, cold and heat, North and South, Good Luck immerses its viewer in the precarious natural and social environments of two distinct labor groups so as to better understand the bonds that men share. In a time of global economic turmoil, here is the human foundation of capital, revealed.

Photos (8)

Full credits (5)

Screenwriter :

Ben Russell

Director of Photography :

Ben Russell

Editor :

Ben Russell

Co-producer :

Janja Kralj

Sound Recordist :

Jakov Munizaba

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Documentary

Production language :

English

Coproducer countries :

France, Germany

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

2017

French release :

Runtime :

1 h 23 min

Current status :

Upcoming release

Approval :