VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for 7 BOXES

Related: 7 BOXES, Trailer

Paraguayan duo Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori made their directorial debut on the film 7 BOXES which recently premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Check out the trailer below!

TIFF described the action-thriller-romance hybrid as "a rollicking good time at the movies that offers breathtaking action and suspense, humor and appealing characters all in one visually flashy package."

Made by first-time feature directors Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori, “Boxes” is set in Municipal Market 4 in Asunción, an enormous maze of stalls and stores that covers almost eight blocks. Víctor (newcomer Celso Franco, going places) is a 17-year-old wheelbarrow transporter who tries to scrape by delivering goods bought at the market. A suspicious delivery of seven wooden crates (not boxes) with unspecified contents suddenly has him being followed by a thief, a rival transporter and his gang, the mobsters who own the merchandise, the police, a too-curious-for-her-own-good female friend, a Korean waiter (long story) and Víctor’s older sister, whose pregnant friend’s story ties perhaps a little too conveniently into the plot. Nonetheless, Maneglia, who wrote the intricately structured screenplay, excels in keeping the twists and turns coming while keeping all his narrative balls in the air. And the final payoff is a doozy. “City of God”-like, agile camerawork by commercials cinematographer Richard Careaga is smudgy yet breathtaking, and combined with a pumping score that mixes electronic music and local, traditional instruments it delivers, well, the goods. U.S. distributors should get onto this potential crowdpleaser ASAP.

VIDEO: First Look - Trailer for 7 BOXES


Comment & Share

Related Links
VIDEO: Red Band Trailer for THE WALK OF SHAME with Elizabeth BanksVIDEO: Red Band Trailer for THE WALK OF SHAME with Elizabeth Banks
April 18, 2014
VIDEO: New Trailer for Supernatural Thriller THE QUIET ONESVIDEO: New Trailer for Supernatural Thriller THE QUIET ONES
April 18, 2014
VIDEO: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard in New COLD IN JULY TrailerVIDEO: Michael C. Hall, Sam Shepard in New COLD IN JULY Trailer
April 18, 2014
“The Million Man March – The Untold Story” Documentary Film Tackles Unanswered Questions, Misconceptions of Million Man March“The Million Man March – The Untold Story” Documentary Film Tackles Unanswered Questions, Misconceptions of Million Man March
April 18, 2014
BWW TV: Watch Exclusive Clip from New Horror Musical STAGE FRIGHT, Starring Minnie DriverBWW TV: Watch Exclusive Clip from New Horror Musical STAGE FRIGHT, Starring Minnie Driver
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 17, 2014


About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts

Subscribe for News & Specials