Based on the acclaimed short film of the same name from directors Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling, this is the story of a man and his infant daughter Rosie who are stranded in the middle of a zombie apocalypse in rural Australia. Cargo stars Martin Freeman (Andy). When Andy becomes infected, the 48 hour countdown begins to find protection for Rosie's future before he changes forever.
Cinematographer Geoffrey Simpson shows off the walkabout journey to safety through outback Australia with stunning drone filming while the script by Ramke highlights a decline in society and family values.
The storyline introduces Simone Landers as a young Aboriginal woman (Thoomi) who lives apart from her Zombie hunting community in a parallel life whose path crosses with Andy in his final few hours as a human.
Here's the trailer:
Thanks to Netflix
'Cargo' is a surprisingly unappreciated and thoughtful film that takes a much needed different approach to the genre of zombie films and also has a fine performance from Martin Freeman. For the same reasons I would recommend 'The Girl with all the Gifts'.