• La jaula de oro
  • La jaula de oro
  • La jaula de oro

La jaula de oro

by Diego Quemada-Díez International Feature Film / Competition

“Everything is better in the north”. Juan has decided to leave his impoverished home in Guatemala City and set off on the difficult journey to California with Sara and Samuel, two chance acquaintances. Sara not only cuts off her hair for the trip, but also bandages her youthful breasts and changes her name to Osvaldo. While travelling, the teenagers meet the Indio Chauk, who doesn't speak Spanish. While Sara takes care of the forlorn boy, Juan sees the paperless child as a new threat to their travel plans, but a ride on the perilous “death train” through Mexico soon has the refugees bonding – until their paths suddenly and unexpectedly separate. Director Diego Quemada-Díez’s well-researched debut follows the infamous Central American migratory path with a group of young amateur actors, who were promptly and rightly awarded the A Certain Talent Prize after the world-premiere screening in Cannes.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Mexico, Spain, 2013
  • Runtime: 109 Min
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Subtitles: German, French, English
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  • Director: Diego Quemada-Díez
  • Cast: Brandon Lopez, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez, Carlos Chajón
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  • Screenplay: Diego Quemada-Díez, Lucía Carreras, Gibrán Portela
  • Cinematography: María Secco
  • Editors: Paloma López Carillo, Felipe Gómez
  • Music: Jacobo Lieberman, Leo Heiblum
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  • Producers: Inna Payán, Luis Salinas, Edher Campos
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  • Production Companies: Animal de Luz Films & Machete Producciones, Kinemascope Films, Machete Producciones
  • World Sales: Films Boutique
  • Swiss Distribution: Xenix Filmdistribution GmbH
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