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CARGO

Director : CLIVE GORDON

Status: Completed

Synopsis
Short synopsis

Sean, a young traveller in Africa, loses his passport and has to stow away on The Gull, a cargo ship bound for Marseilles. He quickly discovers that The Gull is no ordinary vessel, and that its crew – led by the haunted Captain Brookes – harbours a terrible secret.

Discovered, Sean is reprieved by Brookes. Despite himself, he is trapped in the crew’s deadly pact. When crew members begin disappearing, it becomes apparent that he is not the only stowaway on board. Violent paranoia mounts, and as Brookes’ mask of sanity begins to slip, Sean is forced into a desperate fight for survival at all costs.

Long synopsis

Sean, a cocky young traveller in Africa, loses his passport in an altercation with the police, and has to stow away on The Gull, a cargo ship bound for Marseille to get home. On board, he quickly discovers that The Gull is no ordinary vessel, and that its crew – led by the enigmatic, haunted Captain Brookes – harbours a terrible secret.

Sean hides and watches, increasingly disturbed by what he witnesses. Discovered, he fears for his life, but is reprieved by Brookes who – drawn by the young man’s naivete and spirit – offers him his protection. Both compelled and repelled by the Captain, Sean accepts reluctantly.

Tensions rise amongst the volatile sailors, and despite himself, Sean is trapped in their desperate, deadly pact. When crew members begin disappearing, it becomes apparent that he is not the only stowaway on board. As paranoia mounts, as the remaining crew grow increasingly violent, and as Brookes’ precarious mask of sanity begins to slip, Sean is forced into a lethal game of cat-and-mouse, faced with the unbearable choice between fighting for survival at all costs, or following his conscience and risking his life.

Boasting riveting performances from a first-rate cast, multi-award-winning film maker Clive Gordon’s CARGO is a dark, lavish and extraordinarily powerful thriller, an intense and suspenseful story of terror, vengeance and survival set in a unique, exotic and overwhelming visual universe.