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Interesting and mysterious, but somewhat problematic See more (62 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Anna Katharina Schwabroh ... Laura Portmann

Martin Rapold ... Samuel Decker
Regula Grauwiller ... Anna Lindbergh

Yangzom Brauen ... Miyuki Yoshida
Pierre Semmler ... Pierre Lacroix
Claude-Oliver Rudolph ... Igor Prokoff
Michael Finger ... Claudio Vespucci
Gilles Tschudi ... Klaus Bruckner
Maria Boettner ... Arianne Portmann
Noa Strupler ... Mädchen
Diego Studer ... Kind auf Rhea
Vanessa Studer ... Kind auf Rhea
Christina Tchernychova ... Rhea TV Spot Modell
Roger Kaufmann ... Sicherheitspersonal Station 30

Roman Güttinger ... Sicherheitspersonal Station 30

Directed by
Ivan Engler 
Ralph Etter 
Writing credits
Arnold Bucher (story) (as Arnold H. Bucher) and
Ivan Engler (story)

Arnold Bucher (screenplay) (as Arnold H. Bucher) and
Ivan Engler (screenplay) and
Patrik Steinmann (screenplay) and
Thilo Röscheisen (screenplay)

Johnny Hartmann  screenplay

Produced by
Meret Burger .... associate producer
Andreas Caplazi .... co-producer
Karin G. Dietrich .... executive producer (as Karin Dietrich)
Ralph Dietrich .... executive producer
Michael Egli .... executive producer
Ivan Engler .... co-producer
Madeleine Hirsiger .... co-producer
Roger Kaufmann .... associate producer
Mohan Mani .... associate producer
Philippe van Doornick .... executive producer
Daniel Wolfisberg .... executive producer
Marcel Wolfisberg .... producer
Original Music by
Fredrik Strömberg 
Cinematography by
Ralph Baetschmann 
Film Editing by
Bastian Ahrens 
Ivan Engler 
Timo Fritsche 
Casting by
Ruth Hirschfeld 
Production Design by
Matthias Noger 
Art Direction by
Gerald Damovsky 
Ivan Engler 
Costume Design by
Rudolf Jost 
Makeup Department
Tanja Koller .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Sarah Bossard .... assistant production manager
Florian Nussbaumer .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Arnold Bucher .... first assistant director: preproduction
Art Department
Micha Seger .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Manu Gerber .... sound designer
Nadin Hadorn .... sound designer
Tilman Hahn .... sound designer
Thomas Knop .... sound re-recording mixer
Stephan Konken .... sound re-recording mixer
Patrick Storck .... sound supervisor
Denis Séchaud .... foley recordist
Marco Teufen .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
Silvio Alberti .... junior compositor
Karim Arsad .... visual effects artist
Fred Bastide .... lead CG artist
Antoine Baumann .... digital compositor
Patrick Baumann .... visual effects artist: cloudscape
Urs Franzen .... lead compositing artist
Urs Franzen .... visual effects compositing artist
Miklos Kozary .... lead compositor
Mikelima .... shader artist
Daniel Mueri .... visual effects artist: cloudscape
Kelly Lee Myers .... visual effects consultant
Robbie Müller .... visual effects artist
Stephan Schweizer .... senior compositor
Michael Scialpi .... visual effects supervisor
Noemi Sugaya .... junior compositor
Thorsten Thiem .... digital compositor
Patrick Tilp .... lead visual effects artist: cloudscape
Oliver Vogel .... visual effects artist
Valentin Weilenmann .... digital compositing artist
Santi Franco .... stunts
Urs Inauen .... stunts
Bettina Schindler .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian D. Goff .... Steadicam operator
David Satz .... gaffer
Timon Schäppi .... clapper loader
Emmanuel Suys .... first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Halina Daugird .... editor: rough cut
Music Department
Thomas J. Gyger .... musical director
Stephan Hodel .... arranger
Pirmin Marti .... music supervisor
Other crew
Fabienne Helfer .... script supervisor

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112 min
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Did You Know?

As Dr. Portmann leaves the examination room after tending to Decker's head wound, a THC molecule is clearly seen on a computer screen in the background. Below this is a structure of amphetamine.See more »
Factual errors: At no point during its 4 year journey does the Kassandra "flip" over. Any reaction engine powered space ship would accelerate for around half of its journey (or until terminal velocity is reached), then turn around and decelerate to arrive at its destination at a sensible velocity.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Alien (1979)See more »
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Will there be an English dubbed version of this movie or plans to make one available?
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74 out of 93 people found the following review useful.
Interesting and mysterious, but somewhat problematic, 14 December 2010
Author: Samiam3 from Canada

Cargo is dazzling, mystifying, sometimes scary, and is able to manipulate a rather familiar plot to seem less familiar. That last one however, is just as much a weakness as it is a strength. The film's problems are not on the screen, but on the pages.

Cargo contains a weighty story line, with questionable focus and a lack of coherency. There are also places where the movie feels draggy and repetitive. Characterization gets off the ground but not quite to the degree of emotion that was probably intended.

Anyone who sees Cargo is gonna wish they had seen it in theatres. Its greatest achievement is photography. I liked Cargo for its mystique and stylistic choices, but the writing and construction need a tune up. Its facade is perfect but its soul is murky, and its story is disoriented which does not allow us to appreciate Cargo to the full.

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