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The fresh award-winning Paraguayan thriller now available on DVD.
Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow leader, dreams of becoming famous, often absorbed by the TV in the appliance store in the Municipal Market.
He receives an unusual proposal, to carry seven boxes of unknown content, in exchange for the torn half of a $100 bill. He will get the other half when he finishes the job. Víctor, who has never seen this much money, has no idea how much it really is. But he also knows well that his need is greater than his curiosity.
With a borrowed cell phone the contractor uses to tell him the way, Víctor embarks on the journey. Crossing the eight blocks of the market seemed easy but things get complicated along the way. There is something in those boxes that starts a high-speed wheelbarrow chase in the secret and gloomy corridors of the market. Without even realizing, Víctor and his pursuers will get involved in a crime of which they know nothing.
In Spanish, with English subtitles
Top Customer Reviews
One day luck comes his way in the form of seven wooden boxes Víctor is entrusted with by a shop owner. All he has to do is this: deliver them safely and don’t look inside. Víctor will get $100 for this simple job of carrying them just eight blocks away.
Of course, this is not simple, as it turns out. Because of some misunderstandings and coincidences, the job becomes a nightmare when some people start looking for the boy.
This is a low-budget thriller with non-professionals shot on location. The “Transporter”-like story is more incredible than that of Jason Statham movies, with so many coincidences and too neat ending. Flawed as it is, however, unstoppable energy of directors Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori is undeniable.
Is Paraguay dangerous? Not too dangerous and far less than its neighbors. Do kidnappings for ransom occur? Yes. Do people die in those kidnappings despite ransom's being paid? Yes, including an ex-President's daughter (Cecilia Cubas). For those making stupid comments about how unrealistic it is for an impoverished person to be fascinated by a cellphone, learn a bit about development and behavioral economics. Poverty is boring and sucks; technology is a means of escape (at least momentarily) from that poverty. Also the film takes place in 2005 before "smart phones" were widely available (black berries were all the rage for business but not personal phones).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great movie, I had never seen a Paraguayan movie and this one was a pleasant treat! In summary is about the way many latinoamericano cities have become, corrupt, ruthless but a... Read morePublished 6 months ago by sylvia santos-lewis
Funny, sad, romantic and clever, done with little money and lots of ideas. The movie is shot in the "mercado cuatro", a lively but poor area in Asuncion. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Fabio Venuti
The best Paraguayan film ever made! I loved hearing the people speak both Spanish and Guarani. I've been to the Mercado Cuatro during the day and experienced first-hand the... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Angela M.
So this review is NOT about the movie which is amazing and one of my all-time favorites. It is is about this DVD Edition which has English subtitles embedded on the picture and... Read morePublished 13 months ago by bool
Fantastic for the first Paraguayan movie and to be No 1 in the European Spanish speaking world.Published 13 months ago by Librarian
Amazing, original and very well made film. Recommending it to everyone I know!Published 14 months ago by Romina Schwedler