7 Boxes (2014)
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Víctor, a 17 year old wheelbarrow leader, dreams of becoming famous, often absorbed by the TV in the appliance store in the Municipal Market. He receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content, in exchange for a torn half of a $ 100 bill. He will get the other half when he finishes the job. Víctor, who has never seen this much money, has no idea how much it really is. But he also knows well that his need is greater than his curiosity. With a borrowed cell phone, the contractor
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There's no subtlety here - coincidences are wildly abundant - but with this kind of vitality, who cares? Sit back and be carried away by the extended tracking shots and bam-bam editing.
"7 Boxes," a low-budget Paraguayan crime caper goosed by low-rung dreams, crackles with the desperate energy of forced innovation.
Certain to be one of the first titles from Paraguay to make a serious dent in the international marketplace, the pic makes a pleasurable surplus from minimal resources and plenty of ironic-comic-violent storytelling energy.
The film encounters some genre cliches, but there are some nifty twists along the way, thanks in part to an expressive performance by newcomer Franco.
Directors Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori, who also co-wrote the screenplay, keep the action organic, but 7 Boxes is bookended with a couple of stylistic scenes.
A low-budget but inventive Paraguayan thriller about a delivery boy mixed up with gangsters.
A suspense thriller grounded in social realism. It's yet another example of how the most effective suspense thrillers are usually found outside of Hollywood and with much lower budgets.
. . .full of piquant revelations. Steeped in the seamy underbelly of Paraguay urban culture, it is a suspenseful noir with absurdist overtones sharply defined by filmmakers Tana Schembori and Juan Carlos Meneglia
The closure, like much of this film, superbly blends the cynical and the sunny.
Ambition and resourcefulness are of the essence in this zippy thriller from the Paraguayan filmmaking duo of Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori.
The Paraguayan action movie 7 Boxes has something for everybody: Corrupt and inept police, halfwit criminals, the most polite and helpful carjackers in this hemisphere, and the best wheelbarrow chase scenes in recent memory.
7 Boxes is way too simple, but it mostly works, because every twist of the plot and turn of the street leads back to this one kid, who'll do anything to make enough money to become someone other than himself.
"7 Boxes" is both a tense and frightening crime film as well as a sometimes-dreamy evocation of life in the sprawling underclass, its hallucinatory aspects, its chaos and violence, its fantasies.
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.
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