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Cargo (2006)

A young backpacker gets into some trouble in Africa and stows away on a cargo ship heading to Europe.

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Clive Gordon

Writer:

Paul Laverty
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Mullan ... Brookes
Daniel Brühl ... Chris
Luis Tosar ... Baptist
Samuli Edelmann ... Rhombus
Gary Lewis ... Herman
Nikki Amuka-Bird ... Subira
Ricky Grover ... Elvis
Koen Balcaen Koen Balcaen ... Spike
Christopher Fairbank ... Ralph
Carlos Blanco Carlos Blanco ... Sasha
Lois Soaxe Lois Soaxe ... Orlando
Jan Willem Jan Willem ... Luis
Joan Serrats Joan Serrats ... Ramazan
Pere Eugeni Font Pere Eugeni Font ... Frank 1
Gonzalo Cunill Gonzalo Cunill ... Frank 2
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A young backpacker gets into some trouble in Africa and stows away on a cargo ship heading to Europe.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The secret will never leave the ship


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brief nude images | See all certifications »
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Country:

Spain | UK | Sweden | France

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

10 March 2006 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Escape[us] See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Daniel Brühl dubbed his own part for the Castillian version. See more »

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Sama Yaye
© Cheikh Mamadou Ndiongue
Interpreted by Cheikh Mamadou Ndiongue, Fall Sakhewar, Mamadou Gueye, Sylla Mo
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Merely Stupid.
30 May 2008 | by sborgesSee all my reviews

The theme seems somewhat of interest, and it could have held attention if it were not for Daniel Brühl's character, "Chris", who is annoying to an extreme. For some reason, that the viewer is never able to understand, the incredibly innocuous Chris is able to screw up everything he touches from scene one until the grand finale. Anyone with even half a brain, finding himself in such a perilous state, would lay the lowest profile possible in an attempt to merely survive - which is the exact opposite route taken by Brühl's highly infantile and ridiculous character. After 30 minutes into the flick, you come to detest the guy's guts, wishing that the hostile crew would just fling the half-wit overboard and get it over with.

Do yourself a favour - skip this flop.


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