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7 Boxes (2012)

7 cajas (original title)
TV-14 | | Crime, Thriller | 7 February 2014 (USA)
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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... 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


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


Crime | Thriller


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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


As a producer explains in the "making of" featurette, after shooting was over they discovered an extra take was required. As there was no more money left, tt was paid with the actual $100 bill that is torn up in the movie, which had to be taped together. See more »


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Well crafted story and innovative direction. Logical and unpredictable.
24 April 2013 | by See 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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