7 Boxes (2012)

Genres - Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Thriller  |   Release Date - Feb 7, 2014 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 105 min.  |   Countries - Paraguay  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy in bustling Asuncion, Paraguay, finds himself on the run from police, thieves, and a vicious rival after accepting a lucrative job safeguarding seven mysterious boxes in this fast-paced thriller from co-directors Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori. As an oppressive heat settles over the Mercado 4 marketplace, energetic young delivery boy Victor (Celso Sebastian Franco Ferreira) basks in the glow of a hi-tech television set at an electronics booth, dreaming of the day he will be on the other side of the screen. Victor yearns for the spotlight, but for now he has to hustle for a living -- filling his wheelbarrow with goods purchased by shoppers, and transporting their items for a fee. It's a hard job made no less difficult by the fact that he's constantly competing with mean-spirited adversary Nelson (Victor Sosa Traverzi) for business. So when a local merchant hands Victor half of a torn $100 bill, and promises the other half if the teen can deliver seven boxes of unidentified cargo across eight crowded blocks, he jumps at the opportunity. With only a cell phone and his tomboy companion Liz (Lali González) to guide him, Victor sets out on his mission and quickly learns he is in possession of some seriously coveted contraband. Later, as the stakes turn deadly, Victor realizes the police he's fleeing from may be the only ones who can protect him from the growing number of adversaries who would readily kill him for a chance to claim what's in those boxes.

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business, chance, job