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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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Yolanda Ramke
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Credited cast:
Martin Freeman ... Andy
Anthony Hayes ... Vic
Susie Porter ... Kay
Caren Pistorius ... Lorraine
Kris McQuade ... Etta
Natasha Wanganeen ... Josie
Bruce R. Carter ... Willie
Simone Landers ... Thoomi
David Gulpilil ... Daku
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joesiah Amos Joesiah Amos ... Campfire Kids
Ella Barter Ella Barter ... River Girl
Ikee Blackman Ikee Blackman ... Hunting Party
Latrelle Coulthard Latrelle Coulthard ... Campfire Kids
Karum Fisher Karum Fisher ... Hunting Party
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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He is her only hope... and greatest threat. See more »


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Aboriginal

Release Date:

18 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Carga See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Newcomer Simone Landers played the character of Thoomi. For her, "Thoomi is tough, independent and caring. She is loyal and I like those qualities about her", said Landers. See more »

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Referenced in Cargo: Shaping a Fragile Future (2018) See more »

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Written by Kate Ceberano, R.Goodge, S.Charlesworth, I.Cox, B.Hogarth & C.Newman
Published by Mushroom Music Publishing
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Wow, Pretty Darn Good
18 May 2018 | by neener3707See all my reviews

When I saw the trailer I was a little weary about this film. I wasn't sure if it would suck like many other indie epidemic survival movies that have been released in the last 5 years. But thankfully I was not right, this film was very good and not your typical infection film. Its about a couple and their infant child dealing with the end of civilization, where a massive epidemic sweeps across the land. I found this to be less about the disease and more about the relationship between parent and child, and the parent doing absolutely anything to help there baby. This really comes through in the film, you really feel the desperation and love, that often is very intense. Very emotional and had me on the edge of my seat a few times. Not to mention the great acting that only adds to the intensity of any given scene. I've always loved Martin Freeman, another great performance from him.

The cinematography is absolutely wonderfully done, and is complemented by the beautiful Australian outback. Whoever did the location scouting for this deserves more than A+. You could almost feel the heat, the thirst, the dryness. I cant describe how well the film portrays helplessness and desperation in such times as a massive epidemic, the emotions come through perfectly. I felt connected to the characters, as little as they are, and I was interested until the end of the film. I also worried it may become too slow, but even in the "slow" parts were interesting and kept me invested in the story and characters. I really was surprised how much I liked this film, it was a welcome change of pace from the typical Walking Dead rip-off junk.

Watch it.


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