Cargo – Movie Review


Year: 2018
Directed by: Ben Howling & Yolanda Ramke
Starring: Martin Freeman, Susie Porter, Anthony Hayes, Caren Pistorius


Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke’s 2013 short-film ‘Cargo’ has garnered over 14 million views on YouTube since it premiered at the Tropfest Film Festival in Australia. The short film boasts an emotionally provocative 7 minutes, showcasing a true sense of flair in its storytelling with its minimal dialogue, visceral imagery, and the physicality of its performers. Four years later, Howling and Ramke up the ante with a feature-length remake of their successful short, introducing a catalogue of new characters and an intricately assembled narrative that intertwines the main theme of paternal survival from its predecessor with a longer, more thought-provoking sub-plot.

Where the short film starts at the heart of the narrative, the elongated version takes more of a gradual approach in introducing…

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