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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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Cast

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

Release Date:

18 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Despite having never been to Australia, and weathering some adverse conditions, star Martin Freeman proved to be somewhat of a leading man behind the camera as well. Co-director Yolanda Ramke observed: "As the leading actor in the film, I think he set a really beautiful tone on set, a really nice tone of warmth and leadership, especially with the kids who were his primary co-stars in the film. I think he was a really great captain in that way, and he was a pleasure." Ramke added: "It was a very challenging part for him, it was very physical. A lot of the time he was carrying a one-year-old child on his back for probably 90% of the film. And were shooting in some really isolated locations and had some crazy weather. And emotionally as well, the arc that his character goes through is pretty intense and he has to grapple with some pretty big things. It was very challenging and I think he handled it really well." See more »

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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)
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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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