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Dr. Laura P. takes a job on a cargo spaceship for 4 years plus 4 years back. She'll join her sister on Rhea. 44 months later, in Laura's shift, strange things happen in cargo. The crew is reanimated and the captain dies mysteriously.

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Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter

Writers:

Arnold Bucher (story) (as Arnold H. Bucher), Ivan Engler (story) | 5 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Anna Katharina Schwabroh ... Laura Portmann
Martin Rapold Martin Rapold ... Samuel Decker
Regula Grauwiller ... Anna Lindbergh
Yangzom Brauen ... Miyuki Yoshida
Pierre Semmler Pierre Semmler ... Pierre Lacroix
Claude-Oliver Rudolph ... Igor Prokoff
Michael Finger Michael Finger ... Claudio Vespucci
Gilles Tschudi ... Klaus Bruckner
Maria Boettner Maria Boettner ... Arianne Portmann
Noa Strupler Noa Strupler ... Mädchen
Diego Studer Diego Studer ... Kind auf Rhea
Vanessa Studer Vanessa Studer ... Kind auf Rhea
Christina Tchernychova Christina Tchernychova ... Rhea TV Spot Modell
Roger Kaufmann Roger Kaufmann ... Sicherheitspersonal Station 30
Roman Güttinger ... Sicherheitspersonal Station 30
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In 2270, Earth is completely depleted and no one lives there anymore. Those that have money move to Rhea; but most of the population lives in orbit in space stations. Dr. Laura Portmann decides to work in the cargo ship Kassandra in an eight year travel to Station 42 that is in orbit of RH278 to raise money to meet her sister Arianne in Rhea. They keep in touch with each other, but their messages take three years to reach the other. Laura joins Captain Pierre Lacroix and his crew composed by the First Officer Anna Lindbergh; Communication Officer Miyuki Yoshida and Igor Prokoff and Claudio Vespucci. The Sky Marshall Samuel Decker joins the team since the terrorist group Luddites, led by Klaus Bruckner, is bombing the stations. Lacroix organizes shifts of eight and half months for each crew-member while the others rest in cryogenic sleep. Three years and eight months later, Laura finds that there is apparently a stowaway in the cargo compartments and Decker and Lacroix are awakened to ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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At the beginning of the film, you can hear somebody playing a video game. However, the sound is actually taken from two different games, Super Mario Land (1989) and Tetris (1984), both for the original Nintendo Game Boy. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Laura Portmann: [from trailer] It's incredibly cold here. You could hardly imagine it.
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References Solaris (2002) See more »

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A Place She Calls Home
Written & Performed by William White
Courtesy of William White
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Interesting and mysterious, but somewhat problematic
14 December 2010 | by Samiam3See all my reviews

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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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

German

Release Date:

17 March 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cargp Space is Cold See more »

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CHF4,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital EX

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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