David, a waiter, finds an unpublished manuscript in a dresser drawer. To impress a girl, he claims to be the author. When the novel becomes a best-seller the real author introduces himself in his life and begins to take-over David's life.
Based upon a series of true stories, Cargo is the intense tale of four refugees escaping from Croatia to the UK in the back of a lorry in the early 1990's, at the height of the Balkan wars.... See full summary »
I picked this up for a fiver in HMV after browsing the DVD section. I was drawn by the box and thought it was a horror. I did not read all about its's awards etc and thought it was an out and out horror.
It is not - it is a slow burning thriller.
As the film went on I started to emphasise with the main character. What would I do in his shoes - was it right to keep your head down and say and do nothing.
I thought all the characters were played well although I thought the captain played by Peter Millen, from my neighbouring town Peterhead, could have been a little more menacing and not so much brooding - it looked though he was in physical pain rather than emotional. Special mention to Gary Lewis and Samuli Edelmann. Good character actors with something simmering below the surface.
Well worth a look.
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