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The Shipment (2018)

An ex-slave trader struggles to live a reformed life as a lowly interplanetary cargo hauler. Stranded and broke, he faces his dark past and difficult ethical choices in a desperate attempt to provide a better life for his daughter.

Director:

Bobby Bala

Writers:

Bobby Bala (story), Bobby Bala
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Cast

Credited cast:
Aleks Paunovic ... Kaidan Katar
Ishana Bala ... Zohra
Robert Maillet ... Rotik
Omari Newton ... Etienne
Adrian Petriw ... Mechanic
Jacques Lalonde Jacques Lalonde ... Ship Broker
Jason Asuncion ... Slavekeeper
George Boutros ... Male Slave
Delia Tatiana Delia Tatiana ... Female Slave
Leanne Khol Young ... Teacher
Jesse Fryer Jesse Fryer ... Soldier 1
James Swalm James Swalm ... Soldier 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cate Russell ... Female Slave
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An ex-slave trader struggles to live a reformed life as a lowly interplanetary cargo hauler. Stranded and broke, he faces his dark past and difficult ethical choices in a desperate attempt to provide a better life for his daughter.

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Taglines:

Honest living isn't always clean

Genres:

Short | Drama | Sci-Fi

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A Beautifully Painted Humane Story Across the Stars.
11 July 2020 | by Impartial-CriticSee all my reviews

A well crafted film, tells the story of a reformed ship captain and his daughter, who's having a hard financial life, facing an ethical choice in a desperate attempt to provide a better life for his daughter.

The film is clearly created with a lot of heart and I can tell that almost every shot was carefully studied and this is what leads me to see The Shipment more as a piece of visual art rather than a typical short film as it clearly emphasize on painting some amazing CGI sceneries.

Although I wanted to know more about some characters such as the mother and the plot idea feels a bit limited yet it's safe to say that the screenplay was competently written to focus mainly on the humane message and while being aided with some good acting and decent directing skills, you can fairly say that The Shipment is a dazzling visual experience rendered with a lot of heart.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2018 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Cargo See more »

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