Frank Zotter

With The Claim, Michael Winterbottom has transported Thomas Hardy’s 'The Mayor of Casterbridge" from Wessex to the pioneer trail of 1869 California.
The revamping of classic literature is becoming an increasing trend. Rarely though, does a director alter the story whilst retaining its original era. With The Claim, Michael Winterbottom has transported Thomas Hardy’s 'The Mayor of Casterbridge"...
An epic drama that never takes its eye off the human elements.
Transposing 19th century Wessex to the goldrush years of America's Sierra Nevada Winterbottom and his screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce have loosely adapted Thomas Hardy's The Mayor of Casterbridge. Their tragic hero is Dillon, Peter Mullan a man...