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Dr. Laura P. takes a job on a cargo spaceship for 4 years plus 4 years back. She'll join her sister on Rhea. 44 months later, in Laura's shift, strange things happen in cargo. The crew is reanimated and the captain dies mysteriously.

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Ivan Engler, Ralph Etter

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Arnold Bucher (story) (as Arnold H. Bucher), Ivan Engler (story) | 5 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Anna Katharina Schwabroh ... Laura Portmann
Martin Rapold Martin Rapold ... Samuel Decker
Regula Grauwiller ... Anna Lindbergh
Yangzom Brauen ... Miyuki Yoshida
Pierre Semmler Pierre Semmler ... Pierre Lacroix
Claude-Oliver Rudolph ... Igor Prokoff
Michael Finger Michael Finger ... Claudio Vespucci
Gilles Tschudi ... Klaus Bruckner
Maria Boettner Maria Boettner ... Arianne Portmann
Noa Strupler Noa Strupler ... Mädchen
Diego Studer Diego Studer ... Kind auf Rhea
Vanessa Studer Vanessa Studer ... Kind auf Rhea
Christina Tchernychova Christina Tchernychova ... Rhea TV Spot Modell
Roger Kaufmann Roger Kaufmann ... Sicherheitspersonal Station 30
Roman Güttinger ... Sicherheitspersonal Station 30
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In 2270, Earth is completely depleted and no one lives there anymore. Those that have money move to Rhea; but most of the population lives in orbit in space stations. Dr. Laura Portmann decides to work in the cargo ship Kassandra in an eight year travel to Station 42 that is in orbit of RH278 to raise money to meet her sister Arianne in Rhea. They keep in touch with each other, but their messages take three years to reach the other. Laura joins Captain Pierre Lacroix and his crew composed by the First Officer Anna Lindbergh; Communication Officer Miyuki Yoshida and Igor Prokoff and Claudio Vespucci. The Sky Marshall Samuel Decker joins the team since the terrorist group Luddites, led by Klaus Bruckner, is bombing the stations. Lacroix organizes shifts of eight and half months for each crew-member while the others rest in cryogenic sleep. Three years and eight months later, Laura finds that there is apparently a stowaway in the cargo compartments and Decker and Lacroix are awakened to ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The first feature length science fiction film to be made in Switzerland. See more »

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Then idea of having vast empty spaces on a star ship is ridiculous, and having them pressurized and with snow flurry and a star ship accelerating for years with what looks much like rocket engines even more so. Especially on a ship with the drive going continuously to ac/decelerate at what appears to be around one g, not heating but getting rid of the excess heat would be a technical challenge. And even with an imaginary, thought-experimental drive that could transfer all the energy from hydrogen-fusion to the produced He and turn all of that energy into momentum (which is far more than the laws of physics will ever allow), to accelerate some mass for four years at 1 g, the ship would have to start with millions of billion times that mass of fuel. See more »

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Laura Portmann: [from trailer] It's incredibly cold here. You could hardly imagine it.
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References Alien (1979) See more »

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A Place She Calls Home
Written & Performed by William White
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Hard to find fault sci-fi
2 April 2011 | by AmadioSee all my reviews

Take one part Matrix, one part Event Horizon, add half a measure of Alien, a dash of Solaris and gently stir. Cargo delivers what many sci-fi films fail to deliver these days, and that is real style as well as substance. It's easy to set a 'shoot-em-up' in space or a detective story, but Cargo has so much more. It's moody without being cloying, it's scary without cheap horror tactics, it's thought provoking, it delivers twists and turns, and it is not predictable. It is hard to classify Cargo as it has many elements, and this is what makes it so engrossing. The acting is believable i.e. being in space for a long time leads to quirky behaviour, people will do anything for a better life, and who can you trust? This is absolutely not a Hollyvoid film with predictable characters and lame values. Instead, Cargo delivers a thoughtful and absorbing film that ranks alongside classics such as Solaris (not the Clooney version).


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Switzerland

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German

Release Date:

17 March 2010 (USA) See more »

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CHF4,500,000 (estimated)
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