Paraguay

7 BOXES [7 Cajas]

At the bustling Municipal Market in Asunción, 17-year-old Victor wields his wheelbarrow, schlepping goods from one side of the massive market to the other. Thinking a camera phone is his ticket out of the slums and into movie stardom, he jumps at the opportunity to transport a mysterious cargo of seven boxes for a cool hundred bucks. But what should have been a simple job turns deadly as the cops, a gang of thieves and a spiteful competitor are soon hot on his trail. In this crowd-pleasing, action-packed thriller, filmmakers Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori craft something like a Paraguayan SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE. Official Selection, 2012 Toronto, San Sebastian Film Festivals. Audience Award, World Competition, 2013 Miami Film Festival.

DIR/SCR Juan Carlos Maneglia; DIR Tana Schembori; PROD Maneglia Schémbori Realizadores. Paraguay, 2012, color, 100 min, HDCam. In Spanish and Guarani with English subtitles. NOT RATED V L

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