• Genre(s): Thriller / Action
  • Running Time: 105 minutes
  • Cast: Celso Franco, Víctor Sosa, Lali González, Nico García, Paletita, Manuel Portillo, Mario Toñanez, Nelly Dávalos
  • Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia & Tana Schémbori
  • Website: 7cajas.com
It's Friday night in Asuncion, Paraguay and the temperature is sweltering. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of becoming famous and covets a fancy TV set 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.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
TORONTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL · 2012

WINNER
SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL· 2012
EUSKALTEL AWARD


[Twitch Review] "genre-film bliss … The storytelling confidence, unaffected acting, and, above all, a heightened grasp of plotting and logistics on display in 7 Boxes is astonishing."

[Variety Review] "a wild and cunningly plotted chase movie … rollicking entertainment"

[IndieWire Review] Grade: A "'The Fast and the Furious' with wheelbarrows, Paraguayan action-thriller-romance hybrid '7 Boxes' is a rollicking good time at the movies that offers breathtaking action and suspense, humor and appealing characters all in one visually flashy package"

[MSN]" I'd actually suggest that "7 Boxes" is better [than 'Slumdog Millionaire']; it's got a better sense of real place, of action, of pacing … I felt the same vibe I did from 'Reservoir Dogs' or 'El Mariachi' or 'Primer' … hurtling action and camerawork so deft in the heat of the moment you almost --almost -- don't notice how good it is … it's a thriller with life, heart and excitement coursing through it until you can feel the power of the passion that made the film it sputtering off every frame like sparks from a roaring fire."

[Variety] '7 Boxes' Notches Up 75th Fest Presence

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