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The Golden Dream (2013)

La jaula de oro (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 9 May 2014 (Mexico)
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A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S.
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Three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala travel to the US in search of a better life.Travelling together in cargo trains, walking on the railroad tracks, they soon have to face a harsh reality.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Brandon López ... Juan
Rodolfo Domínguez ... Chauk
Karen Martínez Karen Martínez ... Sara
Carlos Chajon Carlos Chajon ... Samuel
Héctor Tahuite Héctor Tahuite ... Gregorio
Ricardo Esquerra Ricardo Esquerra ... Vitamina
Luis Alberti Luis Alberti ... Hombre con Machete
César Bañuelos César Bañuelos ... Jefe Secuestro Tren
Gilberto Barraza ... Coyote
Juan Carlos Medellin Juan Carlos Medellin ... Policía
Salvador Ramírez Jiménez Salvador Ramírez Jiménez ... Policía
José Concepción Macías José Concepción Macías ... Jacinto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ramón Medína Ramón Medína ... Kaliman
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Storyline

Juan, Sara, and Samuel, three teenagers from the slums of Guatemala, travel to the United States in search of a better life. On their journey through Mexico, they meet Chauk, an Indian from Chiapas who doesn't speak Spanish. Traveling together in freight trains and walking on railroad tracks, they soon have to face an odyssey that will change their lives forever. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Mexico | Spain | Guatemala

Language:

Spanish | Tzotzil

Release Date:

9 May 2014 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

A Jaula de Ouro See more »

Filming Locations:

Guatemala See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The first version of the movie was about 2 and a half hours. See more »

Quotes

Chauk: [in spanish] Brother...
Juan: [in spanish] So Chauk, you finally learn some spanish. But I'm not your brother.
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Fantastic piece of Mexican cinema!
29 July 2015 | by KarenAMSee all my reviews

How big must one dream? The road leading to your dream is like a long tunnel. You see the fading little spark of light behind you and shiny dream-white light of hope on the other side. But in-between you have this black unilluminated path to walk through. Does it worth it? What are you ready to sacrifice for your imaginary life? Will you have the courage to go all the way till the end? The movie is about a group of teenagers from Central America trying to immigrate to the Golden Cage (i.e. United States). During the whole film you see miserable faces hoping to seek a better world of opportunities. Do they fear? Do they struggle? Their eyes will expose the truth. Was it all worth it? Excellent film!


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