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Cargo (2017)

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After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simone Landers ... Thoomi
Martin Freeman ... Andy
Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins Marlee Jane McPherson-Dobbins ... Rosie
Lily Anne McPherson-Dobbins Lily Anne McPherson-Dobbins ... Rosie
Finlay Sjoberg Finlay Sjoberg ... Rosie
Nova Sjoberg Nova Sjoberg ... Rosie
Susie Porter ... Kay
Ella Barter Ella Barter ... River Girl
Aiden Squire Aiden Squire ... River Boy
Alexandra Schulze Alexandra Schulze ... River Mother
Andy Rodoreda ... River Father
Bruce R. Carter ... Willie
Kris McQuade ... Etta
Natasha Wanganeen ... Josie
Shannon Mckenzie Shannon Mckenzie ... Hunting Party
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After an epidemic spreads all over Australia, a father searches for someone willing to protect his daughter.

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English | Aboriginal

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18 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Andy Rodoreda, who portrayed the "Father" in the short "Cargo" from which this film is based has a small role in the remake as the father of the family met on the river bed. Named "Father" in the original, Martin Freeman's character is named Andy, perhaps as an ode to Rodoreda himself. See more »

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Written by Kate Ceberano (as K. Ceberano), Robert Goodge (as R. Goodge), Stephen Charlesworth (as S. Charlesworth), Ian Cox (as I. Cox), Barbara Hogarth (as B. Hogarth) & Cameron Newman (as C. Newman)
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A surprisingly powerful genre film.
18 May 2018 | by Councillor3004See all my reviews

As much as I usually enjoy horror movies, the zombie sub-genre has never been one I'm particularly fond of. Except for classic films such as "Night of the Living Dead" and Raimi's "Evil Dead" movies, or modern entries into the genre such as "Shaun of the Dead" or "Train to Busan", I have never seen any outstanding zombie films which stood out from the crowd. However, this year's "Cargo", an Australian indie based on a 2013 short film and starring Martin Freeman, succeeded in its attempt to do just that: stand out from the crowd.

With a tense atmosphere, a well-written plot and breathtaking cinematography, "Cargo" is better than the average thriller in the way it focuses on its main character and creates sympathy with him to allow the viewer to actually become interested in the film's eventual outcome. The premise, featuring zombies in a post-apocalyptic Australia, is as important as the development of Martin Freeman's character, and the combination of both aspects ultimately allowed this film to turn into something surprisingly original in a genre which I thought had nothing original left anymore.

Some sloppy editing now and then might be my only criticism about the film. Freeman was a great choice for the leading actor; the film was visually gorgeous to watch; the plot was filled with interesting and unpredictable twists (even if you've seen the short film) - in short, I loved the experience I had while watching it. I don't think everybody will; "Cargo" surely is restricted by the limitations of its genre and will leave some viewers disappointed, and that's completely fine - I only hope its Netflix release will allow "Cargo" to see the wide audience it absolutely deserves.


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