7 Boxes
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

Film Website

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

tags: Feature film

Cast: Celso Franco, Lali González, Manuel Portillo, Nico García, Víctor Sosa


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

Director: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori