The Golden Dream

The Golden Dream
The Golden Dream

Year

2013

Duration

108 minutes

Genres

Coming of Age, Drama

Language

English / Spanish (English subtitles)

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Synopsis

An unconventional road movie about a group of undocumented teen Guatemalan immigrants and their journey to what they hope will be a bright new life in the US. Unfortunately, they are ill-prepared for the precarious journey, and the reality of what awaits them. Using improvisational techniques, director Quemada-Diez - who served his filmmaking apprenticeship under British legend Ken Loach, extracts superb, realistic performances from a young, non-professional cast, allowing their characters room to breathe and develop. A, tough, uncompromising, but moving testament to the power of friendship and camaraderie in the most testing of circumstances.

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Contains moderate violence, sexual threat, strong language and natural nudity.

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