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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.


Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter


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 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


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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Five years alone in space. Don't fear the loneliness. Fear what lies below See more »


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The film takes place from 2267 to 2270. See more »


Then idea of having vast empty spaces on a star ship is ridiculous, and having them pressurized and with snow flurry and a star ship accelerating for years with what looks much like rocket engines even more so. Especially on a ship with the drive going continuously to ac/decelerate at what appears to be around one g, not heating but getting rid of the excess heat would be a technical challenge. And even with an imaginary, thought-experimental drive that could transfer all the energy from hydrogen-fusion to the produced He and turn all of that energy into momentum (which is far more than the laws of physics will ever allow), to accelerate some mass for four years at 1 g, the ship would have to start with millions of billion times that mass of fuel. See more »


[last lines]
Laura Portmann: My name in Laura Portmann. This is the last message from Rhea. Rhea is not paradise. Rhea is a simulation. We will bring you proof. We were all deceived. We don't need Rhea. We still have the Earth. The Earth is once again inhabitable. No one will ever be in contact with Rhea again. We'll blow up the antennas now!
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References Solaris (1972) See more »


You Better Hide
Written by Boris Blank
Lyrics & Vocals by Heidi Happy
Flügelhorn Solo by Till Brönner
Produced by Yello
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Watch Original German Version!
19 March 2011 | by pirhan_chanSee all my reviews

I've watched this in the English dubbed version. It was horrible. The voice actors had no emotion in their voice which made the movie very dull and drawn out. In the English version, the character development was zilch. Be ware of the captioning as well - things like "enjoyable" in the audio become "unpleasant" (so the complete opposite of what the character is saying) in the captioning. You aren't drawn to the characters so you don't really care what happens to them.

The plot was okay but in no means fantastic. If you enjoyed movies like The Matrix and Sunshine (though without the science background in Sunshine) you might enjoy Cargo. Just make sure you watch it in the original German!

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Release Date:

17 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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CHF4,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital EX



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2.35 : 1
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