Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schémbori startled the film world with their action thriller 7 Cajas (7 Boxes back in 2012, and they're ready to do it again with their long-awaited followup, Los Buscaderos (roughly translated as "The Searchers").
At Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Variety reports that FilmSharks Intl. has secured world sales rights to the film. Here's how Variety describes it:
Los Buscaderos turns on a 21-year-old newspaper boy, Manu, who accidentally happens upon a map and old photo in a book given him by his grandfather, a former treasure hunter of "Plata Yvyguy," gold and jewels buried by families in Paraguay's 1864-70 War of the Triple Alliance and never retrieved as they fled the country.
Identifying one treasure site with the help of another paperboy, he discovers the site is now an embassy and sets out to inveigle himself into its household, despite the suspicions of its staff, enamouring one of its maids.
At the time of its release, 7 Cajas gained notice because so few feature films --perhaps 20? -- had been made in its native Paraguay. Our own Kurt Halfyard noted that fact in his review from the Toronto film festival and then continued:
"But do not let this gushing review lead you to believe that because films from the central South American country are rare, they should be given a free pass. Quite the contrary: The storytelling confidence, the unaffected acting, and, above all, a heightened grasp of plotting and logistics on display in 7 Boxes is astonishing. It belongs in the company of Norway's Headhunters and France's Sleepless Night. That is to say, there are a lot of balls in the air, and the film juggles them both effortlessly and inventively."
So, yes, we are eagerly look forward to seeing Los Buscaderos as soon as possible.