Saturday, January 21, 2023

"The Gold" in 2023

The new action crime drama "The Gold", directed by Oscar winner Aneil Karia and Lawrence Gough, stars Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey") and Dominic Cooper ("The Preacher"), streaming in 2023 on Paramount+: 

"... November 26, 1983, six armed men broke into the 'Brinks' 
Mat security depot near London’s Heathrow Airport, and stumbled across gold bullion worth over $25 million. 

"What started as a typical armed robbery became a seminal event in British criminal history, remarkable not only for the scale of the theft, at the time the biggest in world history, but for its wider legacy. 

"The disposal of the bullion caused the birth of large-scale international money laundering, provided the dirty money that helped fuel the 'London Docklands' property boom, united blue and white collar criminals and left controversy and murder in its wake. 

"Inspired by extensive research and interviews with some of those involved in the events, 'The Gold' is a pulsating dramatization which takes a journey into a 1980's world awash with cheap money and loosened morals to tell this extraordinary and epic story for the first time in its entirety...."

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