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It's Friday night in Asunción, Paraguay and the temperature is sweltering. Víctor, a 17-year-old wheelbarrow delivery boy, dreams of becoming famous and covets a fancy cellular phone in the infamous Mercado 4. He's offered a chance to deliver seven boxes with unknown contents in exchange for a quick US$100. But what sounds like an easy job soon gets complicated. Something in the boxes is highly coveted and Víctor and his pursuers quickly find themselves caught up in a crime they know nothing about.Written by
I just saw this yesterday at the Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival, after hearing about it earlier in the day from a Puerto Rican gentleman I met who said he heard it was good. It's kind of a Paraguayan "Pulp Fiction" with a little "Run Lola Run" thrown in. A teenage boy who works in a giant urban marketplace carting goods for people with a hand-truck gets unwittingly involved in some nefarious business when he agrees to transport seven mysterious boxes for a tempting sum of money. The young lead actor is good, and the rapport between him and his friend Liz rings with true universal teenage-ness. I understand the director has a background in music videos, which explains the snappy, fast-paced cinematography, which works to good effect. Chase scenes, suspense, and sweet moments of tenderness here and there keep the action moving along nicely. There is quite a bit of violence near the end, but none of it too bloody or gruesome. A very fun film!
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