7.2/10
3,847
12 user 56 critic

7 Boxes (2012)

7 cajas (original title)
Trailer
1:53 | Trailer
Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way.

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
7 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young American man comes to Paraguay to seal a deal and start a new business venture. The opportunity he represents creates a competition within a group that unexpectedly takes him on a journey into the bowels of the underworld.

Director: Jorge Diaz de Bedoya
Stars: Lali Gonzalez, Nathan Christopher Haase, Víctor Sosa
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

Each member of this family tries to endorse someone else to care for the old Mother.

Director: Alejandro Doria
Stars: Luis Brandoni, China Zorrilla, Antonio Gasalla
Drama | Romance

Gael travels to the Island of Roatan to finish his last novel and finds love at first sight. Sofia and her father missed their cruise and are forced to stay in the wonderful island. Three love stories around this magical place.

Director: Juan Carlos Fanconi
Stars: José Zúñiga, Gabriela de la Garza, Lali Gonzalez
On Probation (2005)
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Mariano Is a psychologist who must fulfill community service after losing a lawsuit by a traffic accident. He is forced to provide therapeutic support to Alfredo, a policeman depressed over... See full summary »

Director: Damián Szifrón
Stars: Diego Peretti, Luis Luque, Óscar Ferreiro
Latas Vacías (2014)
Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Alfonso, a seeker of "plata yvyguy" (buried treasures of the War of the Triple Alliance), is struck by tragedy. Flee the field and its painful past to take refuge in the city of Coronel Oviedo, where it survives as recycling landfill.

Director: Hérib Godoy
Stars: Fátima Aquino, Sergio Cardozo, Blas Filártiga
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Step siblings Vera and Andres flee to the south of the Dominican Republic alongside a photographer, Santiago, who they just met the night before at Vera's homecoming party, and come to ... See full summary »

Director: Héctor Valdez
Stars: Christian Alvarez, Sarah Jorge León, Frank Perozo
Las Acacias (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Rubén is a lonely truck driver who has been taking the motorway from Asunción, Paraguay to Buenos Aires, Argentina for years, carrying wood. However, today's journey is different because of... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Giorgelli
Stars: Germán de Silva, Hebe Duarte, Nayra Calle Mamani
Betibú (2014)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A day like any other day, in a peaceful and well guarded private neighborhood, Pedro Chazarreta is found dead. News are quickly spread: Chazarreta is not only a powerful businessman, but ... See full summary »

Director: Miguel Cohan
Stars: Mercedes Morán, Daniel Fanego, Alberto Ammann
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

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

Director: Diego Quemada-Díez
Stars: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez
Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Algunos deseos llegan demasiado lejos.

Director: Daniel Gagliano
Stars: Sofía Brito, Rafael Ferro, Nico García
The Aura (2005)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A deluded taxidermist plans the perfect crime.

Director: Fabián Bielinsky
Stars: Ricardo Darín, Manuel Rodal, Dolores Fonzi
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set in 1935, a couple of aged smallholders are waiting for their son, for rain, for better days.

Director: Paz Encina
Stars: Ramon Del Rio, Georgina Genes, Jorge López
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Celso Franco ...
Víctor
Víctor Sosa ...
Nelson
...
Liz
Nico García ...
Luis
Paletita ...
Darío
Manu Portillo ...
Oficial Servián (as Manuel Portillo)
Mario Toñanez ...
Sargento Osorio
Nelly Davalos ...
Tamara
Roberto Cardozo ...
Gus
Jin Hyuk Johnny Kim ...
Jim (as Johnny Kim)
Luis Gutiérrez ...
Jorge
Liliana Alvarez ...
Alejandra
Katia García ...
Leti Sanchez
Atil Closs ...
Esteban
Junior Rodriguez ...
Tano
Edit

Storyline

It's Friday night in Asunción, Paraguay and the temperature is sweltering. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of becoming famous and covets a fancy cellular phone in the infamous Mercado 4. He's offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a quick US$100. But what sounds like an easy job soon gets complicated. Something in the boxes is highly coveted and Víctor and his pursuers quickly find themselves caught up in a crime they know nothing about. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The rules are simple: Deliver or Die

Genres:

Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

| |  »

Country:

|

Language:

| |

Release Date:

7 February 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

7 Boxes  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

(at around 38 mins) When Victor is looking at himself in the CCTV, there are boxes behind him that read "Estrella", which is Spanish for star. See more »

Soundtracks

Por Culpa de una Esquelita
Written by Nestor Damian Girett
Performed by Nestor Damian Girett
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
terrific kinetic ride with some dark humor
17 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

Victor is a poor kid who moves boxes on his cart in the market. He needs money to get a cell phone with a camera. He gets a job to transport 7 boxes. It's very sketchy. He gets a half of a torn US $100 bill. He's told to guard it with his life until he gets a call. Another porter is after the boxes. With his wacky friend Liz's help, he tries to stay one step ahead of everybody.

The desperation for money is palpable and I love that he needs the money for a cell phone. It's not something that comes to my mind right away. However it's so obvious if the kid doesn't have one. It makes the movie even more compelling. The movie is great technically. There is real kinetic energy in the camera work. The story is solid and full of thrills. There is also a bit of gallows humor. It's a terrific indie.


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
An amazing film yacare
Me gusto mucho el film, una pregunta... dannyvallejo
Discuss 7 Boxes (2012) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?