Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay Berna, Suiza
Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay Your Excellency Liliane Lebron de Wenger, is pleased to invite you to the screening of the film “7 Cajas”, in the framework of the IV Festival of Latin American and Caribbean Cinema, of the Paraguayan filmmakers Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori, on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 6:30 pm
On a hot Friday in April 2005 in Asunción, a 17-year-old pushcart porter named Victor (Celso Franco) is distracted while daydreaming about being famous and admired at a DVD booth in the middle of a market, causing him the loss of a customer. Acknowledging the competitiveness of the market, and fearing for the security of his job, Victor realizes that he needs to work harder to make money that day. He then receives an unusual proposal: He is asked to transport seven boxes of unknown contents, in exchange for half of a torn $100 bill and the promise of the other half when the job is done. With a borrowed cell phone, which the contractor uses to keep track of his progress, Victor begins the journey accompanied by a hyperactive young woman named Liz (Lali Gonzalez). While crossing the eight blocks covering the market, one of the boxes is stolen and Victor loses the cell phone, and the police are roaming the market searching for something. Meanwhile, a group of porters is ready to escort the boxes for almost nothing. Unknowingly, Victor, Liz, and their pursuers are involved in a crime of which they know nothing; not the cause, nor the victim or perpetrator. As night falls Victor realizes that he is now an accomplice in a dangerous crime.
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