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7 Boxes (2012)

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

Directors:

Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori (as Tana Schembori)

Writers:

Juan Carlos Maneglia (screenplay), Tito Chamorro (screenplay collaboration) | 1 more credit »
7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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

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The rules are simple: Deliver or Die


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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Referenced in Cine Terapia: Cine Terapia - Tana Schémbori (2017) See more »

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Para Pablito
Written by Nestor Damian Girett
Performed by Nestor Damian Girett
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terrific kinetic ride with some dark humor
17 January 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee 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.


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Country:

Paraguay | Spain

Language:

Spanish | Guarani | Korean

Release Date:

7 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,447, 9 February 2014

Gross USA:

$38,106

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$370,892
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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