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    Sealed Cargo

    Directed by Julia Vargas Weise
    Bolivia/France/Mexico/Venezuela | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    Sealed Cargo

    Directed by Julia Vargas Weise
    Bolivia/France/Mexico/Venezuela | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    Sealed Cargo

    Directed by Julia Vargas Weise
    Bolivia/France/Mexico/Venezuela | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

  • View Trailer

    Sealed Cargo

    Directed by Julia Vargas Weise
    Bolivia/France/Mexico/Venezuela | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

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    Sealed Cargo

    Directed by Julia Vargas Weise
    Bolivia/France/Mexico/Venezuela | 108 minutes | Awards Buzz-Best Foreign Language Film

A crew of hapless police and a stowaway make their way across Bolivia in an aged train, searching for a place to dump highly toxic cargo in this sharp, witty satire. “Boundlessly energetic.” The Hollywood Reporter.

film synopsis

With a promotion in the offing and his beautiful wife Nena (Prakriti Maduro) at his side, things couldn't be better for ambitious policeman Hector Mariscal (Gustavo Sánchez Parra). Before he can enjoy the good life, though, a final, top-secret assignment must be carried out: to transport-by rail-a highly toxic cargo across Bolivia's high desert backcountry and "dispose" of it in a remote indigenous village. With kindly engineer Klinger (Luis Bredow) guiding his beloved steam locomotive Federica, and presented with a crew of hapless cops and an unexpected young stowaway (Daniela Lema), Mariscal finds that there's much more on the line than he imagined in this sharp, energetic satire.

Bolivia's official entry for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards®, Julia Vargas-Weise's third feature is a lively rejoinder to that country's status as a dumping ground for the world's industrial waste. Rich in symbolism and in spirit, Sealed Cargo is a terrific ride through the seldom-seen Altiplano and a potent reminder of what really matters.

film details

Director: Julia Vargas Weise
Producers: Pilar Valverde, Julia Vargas Weise, Ozcar Ramírez González
Screenwriter: Juan Claudio Lechín, Julia Vargas Weise
Cinematographers: Milton Guzmán Gironda
Editor: Miguel Pérez, Daniel Prync
Music: Natalia Fajardo, Diego Fletcher
Cast: Gustavo Sánchez Parra, Gonzalo Cubero, Luis Bredow, Fernando Arze
Original Language Title: Carga sellada
Country: Bolivia/France/Mexico/Venezuela
Language: Spanish
Deaf Friendly: Yes
Year: 2015
Running Time: 108 minutes
Awards: Special Jury Award Int FF India
Website: www.carga-sellada.com

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