Cargo (2010)



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A woman traveling through deep space discovers a secret with deadly implications in this Swiss sci-fi drama. It's the year 2267, and Earth's environment is near the point of total collapse. Many have fled the Earth to live on Rhea, a beautiful planet with an atmosphere and ecosystem similar to our own, but it's in a distant solar system and travel there is expensive. Laura Portmann (Anna-Katharina Schwabroh) is a doctor trying to raise the money to relocate to Rhea, where her sister is already … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Mystery & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Patrick Steinmann, Thilo Röscheisen, Arnold Bucher, Patrik Steinmann, Johnny Hartmann
On DVD: Nov 29, 2010



as Samuel Decker

as Anna Lindbergh

as Miyuki Yoshida

as Pierre Lacroix
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Full Review… | November 18, 2011
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Full Review… | October 19, 2011
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what begins as an atmospheric mystery ends disappointingly as a connect-the-dots action piece, far too drearily literal to be all in someone's head.

Full Review… | September 5, 2010
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Audience Reviews for Cargo


A decent spaceship based thriller from the Swiss. The first two thirds of the film, do create an eerie atmosphere and then later tension between the crew. Sadly got a bit weaker towards the end. It does have some good effects for the low budget and set design. Similar in parts to Pandorum, Solaris, Sunshine, if you like those check this out!

Dean King

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The film starts with beautiful shots of a field. The cinematography is crisp and stunning. A woman wonders through and feels the plant life around her. The sound of a buzzing insect fades in perfectly with the music. As wonderful as the opening is, it feels like an advertisement. Which is exactly what it is. The camera pans out and we see that this is a floating billboard for a wonderful place. This beginning highlights one of my favorite things about this Swiss made, German language film. It assumes the audiences' intelligence, and doesn't resort to lengthy exposition. This billboard clearly illustrates that there is somewhere being presented as a paradise and so anyone well-versed in film will realise that Earth is probably uninhabitable. The next shot takes us through a gigantic, cylindrical, space station/city. It looks so alive. Quite the achievement on a low-budget. Once again this suggests that people are not living on Earth. As the film progresses it does fall into some cliches, and the ship/tension is similar to many classic sci-fi films. Luckily it does it all so well. Engler and Etter are clearly visual film-makers, resulting in a treat for film fans.

Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

A low-budget Swiss sci-fi thriller that contains a plethora of typical genre cliches but the filmmakers do such a great job with the visuals and tone it's easy to forgive. Next to Moon one of my favorite science-fiction films this decade.

A.D. Villarreal

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