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Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori


Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori
Section: Spotlight
Country: Paraguay
Year: 2012
PT: 7 Cajas
Language: Spanish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Celso Franco, Lali González, Manuel Portillo, Nico García, Víctor Sosa


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A teenage delivery boy working in a popular Paraguayan market must dodge thieves, rival gangs and the omnipresent police when he undertakes a dangerous contract to transport a load of mysterious – and highly sought-after – crates to the edge of town. "Making atmospheric use of the squalid, massively overcrowded labyrinth of Ascunión's outdoor bazaars, this auspicious first feature by Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori is a brilliantly down-market homage to the Hollywood suspense-action genre, where racing cars and squealing tires are replaced by wooden wheelbarrows executing harrowing chase scenes. As Victor and his adversaries clash in a frantic tug-of-war over his dangerous payload, the dizzying cinematography and hammering electronic score drive us toward an explosive, nail-biting finale."
Diana Sanchez, Toronto International Film Festival

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Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori


Screenplay: Juan Carlos Maneglia
Director of Photography: Richard Careaga
Film Editor: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Juan Sebastián Zelada
Composer: Fran Villalba
Production Designer: Carlo Spatuzza
Sound: Germán Acevedo
Producer: Estefania Ortiz R
Production Company: Maneglia Schémbori Realizadores
World Sales: Shoreline Entertainment