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7 Boxes.

7 CAJAS Paraguay

Turning the Paraguayan capital's biggest public market into an arena for a wild and cunningly plotted chase movie, filmmaking partners Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori build a rollicking entertainment with "7 Boxes." 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. Word of mouth will translate into lusty sales worldwide, with a good chance Stateside to buck the recent trend of a lack of Spanish-language hits.

Directed by Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori. Screenplay, Maneglia. Reviewed at Toronto Film Festival (Discovery), Sept. 7, 2012. (Also in San Sebastian Film Festival.) Running time: 105 MIN.

With: Celso Franco, Victor Sosa, Lali Gonzalez, Nico Garcia, Paletita, Manuel Portillo, Mario Tonanez, Nelly Davalos, Roberto Cardozo, Johnny Kira, Luis Gutierrez, Liliana Alvarez, Katia Garcia.

(Spanish, Guarani, Mandarin dialogue)

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Author:Koehler, Robert
Publication:Variety
Article Type:Movie review
Date:Sep 17, 2012
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