Cargo is a 2017 Australian post-apocalyptic drama thriller film directed by Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke.

Official trailers

Netflix on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 released the trailer:
Cargo | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Story intro

In a world overtaken by a virus that turns people into zombies within 48 hours, the Rose family - Andy, Kay, and their baby Rosie - are living safely on a houseboat in rural Australia. Short on food, Andy investigates an abandoned sailboat and retrieves various supplies. Later, Kay goes to collect more, but is attacked by a zombie inside. Meanwhile, an Aboriginal girl, Thoomi, attempts to protect her infected father by feeding him wildlife and keeping him locked up while her mother is frantically searching for her. Andy discovers Kay in the houseboat, trying to stop the bleeding from a bite. They set out to find a hospital, but crash after evading a man in the middle of the road. Kay is impaled and Andy faints from shock; he wakes hours later and is bitten by a turned Kay as he gets Rosie out of the car. Andy prepares to defend himself against the man, noticing he is a zombie. Thoomi appears and dissuades Andy from hurting her father. Andy arrives at a school and meets Etta, a teacher. He considers giving her Rosie, but she advises him to continue his journey. Andy finds a truck and attempts to hijack it, but is stopped by its trapped owner, Vic. Andy frees him and they escape to Vic's shelter where Andy meets Lorraine, who he assumes is Vic's wife. He leaves Rosie with Lorraine and leaves with Vic. Vic attracts the zombies by imprisoning healthy humans inside cages as bait; Andy is perturbed to see Thoomi trapped. That night, Andy attempts suicide, but Lorraine stops him and confesses that she is not Vic's wife and knows he is infected. Vic knocks Andy out, and he awakens in the same cage as Thoomi. They agree to help each other escape by using the combined force of many zombies to open their cage; they return to the shelter, rendezvousing with Lorraine and Rosie. Vic shoots at them as they escape, and Lorraine uses herself as a shield and is killed.


Martin Freeman
Andy Rose
Simone Landers
Anthony Hayes
Vic Carter
Susie Porter
Kay Caine
Caren Pistorius
Lorraine Cassidy
David Gulpilil
Daku, the Clever Man
Kris McQuade
Bruce R. Carter
Natasha Wanganeen


The film Cargo was scheduled to be released on October 6, 2017 (ADLFF) and on May 18, 2018 (Worldwide) by Netflix, Icon Film Distribution, Umbrella Entertainment and Bankside Films.

The duration of the film is 105 minutes.


Cargo got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film.

External links

Official website:

Wikipedia: Cargo (2017 film)

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