The Gold Seekers (Los Buscadores)
Dir. Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schembori, 2017 | 102 mins
Good-natured and clever, newspaper delivery boy Manu dreams of a life of opulence and wealth, removed from the realities of the shantytown outside Asuncion where he lives with his overworked mother, baby sister, and grandparents. Given a book on his nation's history by his once-thrill-seeking grandfather, Manu discovers a weathered treasure map and quickly realises that riches beyond his wildest dreams might be closer than he'd ever imagined. Enlisting the help of best friend Fito and local cafe owner Elio, the trio set out to uncover a hidden fortune of silver, the mythical ‘Plata Yvyguy.’ They soon discover that Paraguay does not give up secrets easily. A fast-paced, funny, and thrilling follow-up to their sensational first feature, 7 Boxes (LAFF 2013) by writers-directors Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori.
Spanish with English subtitles.
“The Gold Seekers is the kind of confident, clever, likable entertainment that sends you out with a guilt-free smile on your face — and there’s nothing trivial about that.”