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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 »
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Cast

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


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

Paraguay | Spain

Language:

Spanish | Guarani | Korean

Release Date:

7 February 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

7 Boxes See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The wheelbarrow chase scenes were filmed in three different locations. One in the actual market "Santo Domingo" parking lot, then at the "AAA" ramp (Touring Club) and in a Municipal parking lot at the "Plaza de la Democracia". See more »

Connections

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

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Por Culpa de una Esquelita
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Well crafted story and innovative direction. Logical and unpredictable.
24 April 2013 | by juanvenegasSee all my reviews

What I appreciated the most about this movie was the outstandingly well crafted screenplay. As a foundation to the story, the socio-economical setting is very clearly established from the very beginning as well as each character's background and motivations. With such solid dramatic pillars, the story unfolds organically. No character is good, bad or stereotyped, their actions are a consequence of their history, their situation and their motivations. In the best style of Greek tragedy, the story brings us to discover how characters are unexpectedly connected and how seemingly casual acts have strong and logic consequences.

The direction is very innovative and fresh in camera angles and editing that match well the techno-tropical music.

I would put it up in the same category and caliber with City of Good as a sample of the best of Latin-American cinema.


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