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Carga (2018)

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A lorry, a road and an unpredictable destiny, all intersecting in a human trafficking network. Caught up in this web, Viktoriya has only one chance: fight to survive.

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Bruno Gascon

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Bruno Gascon
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michalina Olszanska ... Viktoriya / Alanna
Vítor Norte Vítor Norte ... António
Rita Blanco Rita Blanco ... Luísa
Sara Sampaio ... Anna
Miguel Borges ... Mário
Dmitry Bogomolov ... Viktor
Ana Cristina de Oliveira ... Sveta
Duarte Grilo ... Ian Gard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doriana Agostinho Doriana Agostinho ... Women 13 (Room 2)
Inês Almeida Inês Almeida ... Women 5 (Room 2)
Daniela Alves Daniela Alves ... Women 2 (Room 2)
Tânia Bento Tânia Bento ... Women 17 (Room 2)
João Bessa João Bessa ... Barman
Jose Bica Jose Bica ... Man in Black 2
Rui Luís Brás Rui Luís Brás ... Anna's Rapist
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A lorry, a road and an unpredictable destiny, all intersecting in a human trafficking network. Caught up in this web, Viktoriya has only one chance: fight to survive.

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Country:

Portugal

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English | Russian | Portuguese

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8 November 2018 (Portugal) See more »

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Caracol Protagonista See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Viktoriya: The road is long but nobody said it was easy...
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My Review Of "Carga"
16 March 2019 | by ASouthernHorrorFanSee all my reviews

Gaston's story hangs precariously between respectful storytelling and sensationalized thriller. The subject matter is horrific in and of itself. Human-trafficking and exploitation of women and children is an ongoing plague within society. Gaston highlights just one of those stories. It is dark, inherently disturbing and heartbreaking. At times "Carga" expresses the horror perfectly- in a cringe worthy manner, and at other times the film seems insincere, or unnecessarily over-exaggerated.

As good as the acting is, and the cast really are committed, the choice to lean more into thriller territory, as opposed to a more psychological drama telling, does deminish the depth of the characters a bit. Still "Carga" is a compelling story and the commitment of the cast shows throughout. The depressing scenes that contrast a perverted, almost mimicry of compassion from the victimizers, against harsh cruelty in the victimization is a little hard to watch, as they peirce at the heart and mind of the viewer.

Overall Bruno Gaston's "Carga" is film worth watching. The subject and the events that transpire in this nightmare could be plucked from any country and exist as a harsh reality regardless of nationality. It could be you, as the film jabs starkly into our psyches, more to the point - what if it was your, or your neighbor. In the end this is an act of violation to us all, aso a society we are all complicit and victims of Human-trafficking. "Carga is worth checking out.


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