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Good Luck

Good Luck

A Feature film by Ben Russell

Produced by KinoElektron

Production year : 2017

    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.

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    KinoElektron

    Foreign production company :

    CaSk Film

    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 :