7 Boxes, 2012 - ★★★

7 Boxes, 2012 - ★★★


“Why the f@*k did I trust a mentally challenged idiot like you.”

- Luis(Nico García)

Like teens the world over young street market labourer Victor dreams of having the money to buy fancy goods, like a new mobile phone to replace his old one. In order to make a quick $100 he takes a job to deliver 7 boxes within a set time, with the simple rule not to ask questions on their contents. He gets distracted and fails on the time so decides to take a peek at what hes been hauling, this is when his fun and games really begin.

Effective, lightly comic thriller from Paraguay. The idea of having Victor pushing around the mcguffin half the movie was inspired. In fact its so ingeniously simple and unassuming, you forget how implausible the whole scenario gets later in the movie. Off my head its the first movie I've seen from Paraguay and although it was a little spanned out it made for fun view. Quick browse at wiki's page on Paraguayan cinema, you'd probably fit them all in within a week.

[Personal Reasons For Remembering]

Bald actor Nico García felt so much like watching Sacha Baron Cohen in-character, I had to google that shit.

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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