EN - Bonanza is a documentary portrait on the officially smallest town of Colorado: seven inhabitants, a city council and a mayor who lives 300km further away. Located at the Rocky Mountains, these seven inhabitants had dreamed of a life in solitude, but are confronted with their few neighbours: fights, gossips, murder and a lawsuit that puts the further existence of Bonanza at risk. Dogville, but non-fiction. This city potrait consists of a scale model of the city (7m by 3m) and five screens (a screen for each house). A draft of the model with screens is attached.

FR - Bonanza est le portrait documentaire de la ville reconnue officiellement comme la plus petite du Colorado : sept habitants, un conseil municipal et un maire qui vit à 300km de là. Situés dans les montagnes rocheuses, ces sept habitants rêvaient d’une vie solitaire, mais se confrontent à leurs quelques voisins : combats, rumeurs, meurtres et procès mettent l’avenir de Bonanza en danger.


Title Bonanza
Original title Bonanza
Original language English
Status Completed
Category Docs
Year 2006


Cast The seven inhabitants of Bonanza
Photography Bart Baele, Nico Leunen
Editing Bart Baele, Nico Leunen
Music Peter Van Laerhoven

Technical specs

Running time film 70'


Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), City of Antwerp

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Last edited on 2 June 2016

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Director Bart Baele, Caroline Rochlitz, Yves Degryse
Producers Bart Baele, Caroline Rochlitz, Yves Degryse
Writers Bart Baele, Caroline Rochlitz, Yves Degryse

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