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The Golden Dream

The Golden Dream

LA JAULA DE ORO
2013Films Drama1 h 48 mins
Juan, Sara and Samuel, all 15 years old, flee from Guatemala towards the USA. On their journey through Mexico they meet Chauk, a Tzotzil indian who does not speak Spanish and has no official documents. They believe they will find a better world beyond the USA-Mexico border but they run into a harsh reality.
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The Golden Dream

The Golden Dream
The Golden Dream

The Golden Dream

LA JAULA DE ORO
2013Films Drama1 h 48 mins
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The Golden Dream
The Golden Dream
Details
Fifteen-year-old Guatemalans Juan and Sára decide to hop the highly risky "train of death” in Mexico and illegally cross into the USA. On the harrowing journey they form a trio with an Indian named Chauk, who can’t speak Spanish. Like hundreds of thousands of immigrants, forced by circumstances to undertake this uncertain expedition, these newfound friends face danger while suffering fear, pain and injustice during their drastic experience.…
Director
Diego Quemada-Diez
Country
Spain
Mexico
Guatemala
Language
Spanish
Tzotzil

Details
Fifteen-year-old Guatemalans Juan and Sára decide to hop the highly risky "train of death” in Mexico and illegally cross into the USA. On the harrowing journey they form a trio with an Indian named Chauk, who can’t speak Spanish. Like hundreds of thousands of immigrants, forced by circumstances to undertake this uncertain expedition, these newfound friends face danger while suffering fear, pain and injustice during their drastic experience.…
Director
Diego Quemada-Diez
Country
Spain
Mexico
Guatemala
Language
Spanish
Tzotzil

Accolades
The Golden Dream
Francois Chalais Award – Special Mention
Cannes Film Festival, 2013
The Golden Dream
The Golden Dream
Golden Camera Nominee
Cannes Film Festival, 2013
The Golden Dream
The Golden Dream
Un Certain Regard Award Nominee
Cannes Film Festival, 2013
The Golden Dream
The Golden Dream
Francois Chalais Award – Special Mention
Cannes Film Festival, 2013
The Golden Dream
The Golden Dream
Golden Camera Nominee
Cannes Film Festival, 2013
The Golden Dream
The Golden Dream
Un Certain Regard Award Nominee
Cannes Film Festival, 2013
The Golden Dream
The Golden Dream
Francois Chalais Award – Special Mention
Cannes Film Festival, 2013
The Golden Dream
The Golden Dream
Golden Camera Nominee
Cannes Film Festival, 2013
The Golden Dream
The Golden Dream
Un Certain Regard Award Nominee
Cannes Film Festival, 2013
The Golden Dream

Trivia
The title of the film comes from a Mexican ballad of the same name about the despair of those who have succeeded in crossing the frontier but find themselves in a "golden cage” as a cheap labour force with no right to permanent residence. The three protagonists, chosen from among 3,000 kids, won a special ensemble award in the Un Certain Regard competition at Cannes.
Critics
...'"Powerful yet unsentimental thriller keeps audiences guessing…"'
Variety
...'"...premiering in Cannes' Un Certain Regard, [the film] dramatizes the plight of illegal migrants in Central America."'
The Hollywood Reporter

Meet the Cast
Karen Martínez

Karen Martínez

Rodolfo Domínguez

Rodolfo Domínguez

Brandon López

Brandon López

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Carlos Chajon

Meet the Cast
Karen Martínez

Karen Martínez

Rodolfo Domínguez

Rodolfo Domínguez

Brandon López

Brandon López

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Carlos Chajon

Directors
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Diego Quemada-Diez

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