Loosely based on a true story, Gold is telling the story of about Kenny Wells. In 1988 he is a gold star, lurkist and dreamer, desperately looking for the great breakthrough. With only a few choices left before total bankruptcy, he starts a collaboration with an equally unsuccessful geologist to successfully carry out a grandiost attempt to find a large gold deposit in Indonesia's inaccessible jungle. Maria Domellöf-Wik at Göteborgsposten thinks that "Gold is a hefty screaming among fortunate prospects in the gold digging industry". Sydsvenskan Mattias Oscarsson adds that "It's a classic story of rise and fall, about magnificent dreams that crash with a crass reality".