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A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S.

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

Directed by

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Diego Quemada-Díez

Written by

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Diego Quemada-Díez ... (writer) &
Gibrán Portela ... (writer) &
Lucía Carreras ... (writer) (as Lucia Carreras)
 
Diego Quemada-Díez ... (story)

Produced by

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Daniela Alvarado ... delegate producer
Edher Campos ... producer
Pamela Guinea ... line producer: Guatemala
Ornella Jaramillo ... line producer
Inna Payán ... producer
Diego Quemada-Díez ... co-producer
Luis Salinas ... producer
Omar Veytia ... line producer: Tijuana

Music by

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Leonardo Heiblum
Jacobo Lieberman

Cinematography by

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María Secco

Film Editing by

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Paloma López

Editorial Department

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Jesús Domínguez ... daily rushes telecine transfer

Casting By

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Natalia Beristáin ... (casting associate)
Pamela Guinea ... (casting kids)
Maestro Enrique Perez López ... (casting advise)
Martha Dominguez López ... (casting kids)
Joaquin Ruano ... (casting kids)

Production Design by

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Carlos Y. Jacques ... (as Carlos Y. Jaques)

Art Direction by

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Luis Figueroa

Set Decoration by

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Carla Cat Garcia ... (set designer: Guatemala) (as Carla García)
Vanessa Ortega

Makeup Department

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Iñaki Legaspi ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Joaquin Runao ... unit production manager: Guatemala
Øyvind Stiauren ... post-production supervisor
Joakim Ziegler ... post-production supervisor
Hector Zubieta ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Martín Torres ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Juan Hernández ... props
Diego Suárez Groult ... graphic designer

Sound Department

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Luis Alvarez ... boom operator
Santiago Arroyo ... sound editor
Jaime Baksht ... re-recording mixer
Daniel Balboa ... sound mixer (second unit)
Matías Barberis ... sound designer / sound effects editor
José Caldararo ... foley artist
Miren Begoña Cortazar ... foley artist
Michelle Couttolenc ... re-recording mixer assistant
Bechen de Loredo ... foley mixer
Leandro de Loredo ... foley mixer
Raynier Hinojosa ... dialogue editor
Raúl Locatelli ... sound
Valeria López Mancheva ... dialogue editor
Maxi Martinez ... boom operator
Rafael Millán ... foley recordist
Francisco Rizzi ... foley artist
Martín Scaglia ... foley recordist
Sebastián Sonzogni ... foley artist
Gabriel Villegas Hurtado ... dialogue transcription

Special Effects by

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Luis Alvarez ... special effects coordinator

Visual Effects by

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Enrique Sandoval Castro ... digital compositor
Øyvind Stiauren ... colorist
Maria Jose Santa Rita Tames ... visual effects supervisor (as María José Santa Rita Támes)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jonathan Aguilar ... electrician
César Echeverría Barojas ... first camera assistant: second unit
Claudio Bautista ... second assistant camera
Adhat Campos ... still photographer
Luis Alberto Gonzalez Garcia ... lighting technician (as Luis González)
Xavi José ... "b" camera operator / second unit cinematographer
Rafael Martínez ... key grip
Francisco J. Morales ... gaffer
Tomás Morales ... assistant camera: United States
Xavi Oliva ... second assistant camera
Carlos Sánchez ... first assistant camera
Mario Yllescas ... loader

Casting Department

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Paloma Arredondo ... casting assistant
Humberto Salvador Chavarría ... extras casting assistant
Ameno Cordova ... casting assistant
Sergio Davila ... extras casting
Pamela Guinea ... casting producer
Efrain Lomeli ... extras casting
Joaquin Ruano ... casting producer

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nohemi Gonzalez ... wardrobe
Paula Ostos ... costume buyer

Location Management

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Sergio Aguilar ... locations scout
César Bañuelos ... location manager
Frank C. Wells ... location scout

Music Department

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Herminio Gutiérrez ... music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Sergio Acosta Ley ... driver
Miguel Ramos ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Susana Camarena ... production accountant
Carmiña Carballal ... script supervisor
Leticia Carrillo ... production assistant
Beto Cohen ... press agent (as Albert Cohen)
Ixchel Coutiño Angulo ... production coordinator
Claudia Del Castillo ... press agent
Jesús Domínguez ... rushes / dailies
Paola Fernandez ... production assistant
Christina Lazaridi ... screenplay consultant
Fran Recinas ... production assistant
Fátima Toledo ... acting coach (as Maria Fatima Toledo)

Thanks

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Rodrigo Bello ... thanks
Marian Celis ... thanks
Óscar Durán ... thanks
Marcela Fuentes-Berain ... thanks
Georges Goldenstern ... thanks
Spike Lee ... thanks
Matthew Libatique ... thanks
Ken Loach ... thanks
Fernando Meirelles ... thanks
Thomas Nickel ... thanks
Rebecca O'Brien ... thanks
Rodrigo Prieto ... thanks
Carlos Reygadas ... thanks
Jaime Rosales ... thanks
Luis Rosales ... thanks
Nur Rubio ... thanks
Teresa Ruiz ... thanks
Apichatpong Weerasethakul ... thanks
Alexis Zabe ... thanks
Maja Zimmermann ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • The Golden Dream (World-wide, English title)
  • The Golden Cage (World-wide, English title)
  • La cage en or (France)
  • Rêves d'or (France)
  • Colivia de aur (Romania)
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Runtime
  • 108 min
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Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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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