• 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

WINNER SAN SEBASTIAN FILM FESTIVAL EUSKALTEL AWARD

NOMINEE GOYA AWARD BEST SPANISH FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

WINNER SANTA BARBARA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL LATIN AMERICA CINEMA AWARD

WINNER MIAMI INT'L FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE 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] Shoreline's '7 Boxes' Marks Its 101st Fest Presence

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