Set in the final days of World War II, Blood & Gold follows a German soldier who, desperate to return home to his daughter, deserts his post, only to find himself caught in a battle against SS troops on a mission to uncover hidden gold.
Spring, 1945. On his way home from the front to his daughter, German deserter Heinrich (Robert Maaser, Barbarians, Tribes of Europa) stumbles into the clutches of a marauding SS troop. Their leader, Von Starnfeld (Alexander Scheer, The Island), leaves him hanging in a tree. It’s a good thing for Heinrich, then, that Elsa (Marie Hacke, Bauhaus, Outlander), a courageous young farmer, saves him and hides him on her farm.
Meanwhile, the SS troop is searching for a Jewish treasure hidden in a nearby village, and encounters bitter resistance from the fed-up villagers, who want to keep the treasure for themselves. Soon Heinrich and Elsa are dragged against their will into this action-packed hunt for the gold — culminating in a bloody showdown at the village church.
Blood & Gold, a Netflix Film, premieres globally on Monday, May 29, exclusively on Netflix. (You can set a reminder for it now.) It will have its local premiere at Fantasy Filmfest in Berlin in April (date tba).
The series features Jördis Triebel (Babylon Berlin), Stephan Grossmann (Wolfsland), Florian Schmidtke (Barbarians), Petra Zieser (Wolfsland), Gisela Aderhold (Pagan Peak), and Jochen Nickel (Dark Woods).
Blood & Gold is written by Stefan Barth (Motown) and directed by Peter Thorwarth (Blood Red Sky). The producer is Christian Becker (We Are the Wave).