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Cargo (2017)

TV-MA | | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi | 18 May 2018 (USA)
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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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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 Andy Rodoreda ... River Father
Bruce R. Carter ... Willie
Kris McQuade ... Etta
Natasha Wanganeen 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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When our world decays, love remains. See more »


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Larry Van Duynhoven, the film's prosthetics designer, commented: "As I said, [for] 'the Virals' we tried to use the Australian outback as our inspiration and it worked really well. We tried to keep some of the Viral stages dry like earth and we tried just to take a different tact. We didn't want to go over the top and that's evident when you see the film, because Ben and Yolanda [directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke] didn't want to do that, they wanted to keep it creepy in a different way, without going over the top. We tried to do something totally different and hopefully the fans like what they see." See more »

Connections

Featured in Endless Possibilities: South Australia (2017) See more »

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Trust Me
Performed by I'm Talking
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)
Published by Mushroom Music Publishing
Courtesy of I'm Talking
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Cargo: Flawed yet wondrous
29 December 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I'd heard very mixed things about Cargo, the one consistent thing said was that the film was sad.

Martin Freeman puts in arguably a career best performance in a zombie movie of all things! Telling the story of one mans quest to find a new home for his baby daughter before it's too late.

Now I'm a zombie movie lover but when it comes to "Alternative" zombie films I tend to be very disappointed in them. For example The Girl With All The Gifts (2016) and Maggie (2015) which were films I was really looking forward to but I felt let down by.

Cargo comes under the same category yet despite some glaring flaws it manages to overcome, is a truly enjoyable movie and an emotional rollercoaster of a ride.

An Australian Netflix movie it looks wonderful, goes for the realistic approach to a common (If overplayed) horror sub genre and tells a tour-de-force tale that Freeman knocks out of the park.

It has an odd number of flaws, head scratching moments and questionable pacing decisions that prevent it from truly being something special. But these things cannot take away from the fact that Cargo is a great film.

The Good:

Excellent performance by Freeman

Looks great

Original concept

The Bad:

Some frustrating writing decisions

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

I'm not crying you're crying

When a movie makes me care about a kid, it's performed a miracle and deserves praise!


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Aboriginal

Release Date:

18 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$56,385
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2.35 : 1
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