Behind him the love of his life. Ahead an adventure into unknown territory that will change his young life forever. A story of beauty and brutality, inspired by one of the darkest chapters in the European colonial history.
In 1836, the young and visionary botanist Wulff is sent to Africa by the King of Denmark to establish coffee plantations. Behind him awaits the love of his life. Ahead an adventure into unknown territory that will change his young life forever. The slave trade no longer takes place at the Danish trading posts on the Gold Coast. But soon the locals ravage the plantations he sows, and Wulff starts to unravel a conspiracy that penetrates the very heart of the governorate.
ABOUT THE MOVIE AND THE DIRECTOR
Director Daniel Dencik has written the screenplay for the feature film Gold Coast, which partly is based on personal letters and diaries from the Danish botanist Wulff Joseph Wulff. The feature film is inspired by real people and events from the period around the end of the transatlantic slave trade. For two years, the film has been under development in close co-operation between director Daniel Dencik, producer Michael Haslund-Christensen and Ghanaian co-producer Kwame Boadi. Gold Coast was shoot in Ghana in the summer of 2014, and tells a story that uncovers a piece of a forgotten history of Denmark.
Daniel Dencik is an award winning writer, editor and director. He has written 5 books and published by Gyldendal. Since 2012, he has directed 3 documentaries. Among his awards are The Copenhagen Prize for best litterature of the year, a 3-year scolarship from the Danish Arts Foundation, a Robert and the Nordic Film Prize, Best New Talent in Danish film, 2014. He is the writer of Labrador which was selected for the Official Selection at Cannes in 2011, and won the main award at the Marrakech Film Festival. Daniel Dencik made his debut as a director in 2012 with "Moon Rider" followed by "Expedition to the End of the World" (2013), and "Tal R: The Virgin" (2014).
"Gold Coast" is Daniel Dencik's debut as a feature film director.