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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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Laura Portmann
Martin Rapold ...
Samuel Decker
Anna Lindbergh
Miyuki Yoshida
Pierre Semmler ...
Pierre Lacroix
Igor Prokoff
Michael Finger ...
Claudio Vespucci
Gilles Tschudi ...
Klaus Bruckner
Maria Boettner ...
Arianne Portmann
Noa Strupler ...
Diego Studer ...
Kind auf Rhea
Vanessa Studer ...
Kind auf Rhea
Christina Tchernychova ...
Rhea TV Spot Modell
Roger Kaufmann ...
Sicherheitspersonal Station 30
Sicherheitspersonal Station 30
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by

Ivan Engler
Ralph Etter

Written by

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

Music by

Fredrik Strömberg

Cinematography by

Ralph Baetschmann

Film Editing by

Bastian Ahrens
Ivan Engler
Timo Fritsche

Editorial Department

Halina Daugird ... editor: rough cut
Juergen Kupka ... colorist

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
Stefan Dux ... first assistant director

Art Department

Micha Seger ... graphic designer

Sound Department

Manu Gerber ... sound designer
Nadin Hadorn ... sound designer
Tilman Hahn ... sound designer
Thomas Knop ... re-recording mixer
Stephan Konken ... 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 / visual effects compositing artist
Miklos Kozary ... lead compositor
Maurus Löffel ... jr. tracking/matchmove
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

Music Department

Thomas J. Gyger ... musical director
Stephan Hodel ... arranger
Pirmin Marti ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

Fabienne Helfer ... script supervisor

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Plot Summary

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 investigate the incident with her; however, Lacroix has an accident and dies and the crew is woken up. Further, she finds that Arianne's transmission to her took only twenty minutes. What might be the secret of the cargo transported by Kassandra and where the spaceship is going? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Taglines Five years alone in space. Don't fear the loneliness. Fear what lies below See more »
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Also Known As
  • Cargo Space is Cold (United States)
  • Cargo - Da Draussen Bist Du Allein (Germany)
  • Cargo - Da draußen bist du allein (Germany)
  • Tovar (Serbia)
  • Ładunek (Poland)
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  • 112 min
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Budget CHF4,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia The first feature length science fiction film to be made in Switzerland. 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in Starfilm (2017). See more »
Soundtracks You Better Hide See more »
Quotes Laura Portmann: [from trailer] It's incredibly cold here. You could hardly imagine it.
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