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[Cargo]

USA 2018
produced by
James Dylan, Christopher Gosch, J.C. Maçek III
directed by James Dylan
starring Ron Thompson, Eliot (voice), Danika Fields (voice), Mark Wood (voice), Corbin Timbrook (voice), Matthew Rosvally (voice), Jose Rosete (voice), J.C. Maçek III (voice)
written by James Dylan, music by Thorsten Quaeschning, cinematography by Christopher Gosch

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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One day, Anthony Peterson (Ron Thompson) wakes up locked into a cargo container, with a cellphone being his only contact to the outside world. And he receives a call from someone claiming to be his kidnapper (Eliot), who warns him to not call the authorities or anyone to facilitate his release, otherwise he and his wife (Danika Fields), who's held somewhere else, will be killed. The kidnapper asks for a ransom of 10 million Dollars, and he gives Anthony only 24 hours to come up with the money, without of course being allowed to leave the container. Now that's not as impossible as it sounds, as Anthony is a man of means, and he calls his most trusted assistant Tom (Mark Wood) to sell of his assets and the like - but he still falls short of the money asked, and that's when Anthony comes up with crazier and crazier ideas, ideas that actually put Tom in lots of danger, and it's suggested that he's not quite the innocent victim he makes himself out to be ...

 

[Cargo] is quite a remarkable film: Filmed 100% inside container with only one person (Ron Thompson) on screen, and him being in almost every single shot, the whole things still stays totally interesting, tense and suspenseful throughout, thanks not only to a brilliant script that succeeds in blurring the lines between good and evil quite a bit, but also to a great performance of Thompson, and let's not forget the very dynamic camerawork by Christopher Gosch, that often, and successfully, mimics the off-screen action we otherwise only get second hand over the phone.

Quite a watch indeed!

 

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