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94 Ratings

7 Boxes

7 cajas

Paraguay, 2012


It’s Friday night in Asunción and the temperature is 40ºC. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow-boy, dreams of becoming famous and covets a cell phone in Mercado 4. He is offered the chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for $100…

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7 Boxes Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori

Critics reviews

Directing team Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori put half a dozen characters at cross-purposes and send them careening through the maze-like market mostly on foot, often pushing a wheelbarrow before them. It’s ingenious and dumb in about equal measure; they make a hash of the big reveal (what’s in the boxes?) and rely on too many chase scenes and footloose camera angles to keep up the energy level.
September 12, 2012
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