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Everyman Martin Freeman braves zombies to save his daughter in Australian thriller 'Cargo'

Everyman Martin Freeman braves zombies to save his daughter in Australian thriller 'Cargo'

The zombie drama “Cargo” has more in common with Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” than with “Night of the Living Dead.” Co-directors Ben Howling and Yolanda Ramke (the latter of whom wrote the screenplay) sacrifice some tension with their more character-based approach, but the cumulative effect is emotionally powerful.


Martin Freeman stars as Andy, a husband and father who fails in his attempt to move his family to a secure military outpost in plague-ravaged Australia. When his wife dies and he gets infected, Andy has 48 hours to get their baby daughter to safety, before he turns savage.

“Cargo” is adapted from Howling and Ramke’s 2013 short film of the same name, which used this...

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