Cargo

Stranded in rural Australia in the aftermath of a violent pandemic, an infected father desperately seeks a new home for his infant child, and a means to protect her from his own changing nature

In a desperate bid to outrun a violent pandemic, Andy and Kay have holed up on a houseboat with their one-year-old daughter Rosie. When their peaceful river existence is shattered by a violent attack, Andy takes his family ashore to seek help for his badly injured wife. But this decision ends in tragedy when Kay meets a grisly demise and Andy is not only infected himself but left with only 48 hours to find a new guardian for their child, before he transforms into one of the creatures they have fought so long to evade.

As Andy travels further inland, it becomes apparent that Rosie’s best chance of survival may be with a flourishing Aboriginal community. But their merciless attitude toward the afflicted also poses a grave threat.

Andy’s fate soon becomes entwined with that of a young Indigenous girl Thoomi, who could be his safe passage into this community. But unfortunately, the girl has no desire to return to her people – she is on a quest to cure her own infected father by returning his stolen soul.

Each in their own way, Andy and Thoomi are both seeking salvation… but they will need to work together if they truly hope to achieve it.

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“ This familiar saga eschews jolting scares for survival-esque (and dark-heart-of-man) thrills, relying largely on Freeman's compelling lead turn to set it apart from the genre.”

Variety

“Cargo is a very strong, at times stirring achievement: a zombie film with soul and pathos.”

Guardian

“ The Australian setting brings a fresh, and epic, quality to this now done-to-death genre, and the directors introduce a few nice new kinks to the zombie mythology.”

Entertainment Weekly

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Add to Calendar 9:15pm,
Saturday 16 June
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Thursday 12 July
Deckchair Cinema

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Add to Calendar 7:30pm,
Friday 20 July
Deckchair Cinema

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Director

Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke

Year

2017

Running Time

105 minutes

Rating

Country of Origin

Australia

Language

English

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