Starring Martin Freeman, Simone Landers
Directed by Yolanda Ramke & Ben Howling
A zombie epidemic in Australia forces a couple (Martin Freeman and Susie Porter) to flee with their infant daughter to the outback. Naturally, poop happens and the father is infected and has 48 hours to get his baby girl — the ‘cargo’ in the title — to safety before he turns.
If you’re expecting the slay-and-run gore-hem of Dawn of the Dead, you’ll be really disappointed. No, this is a much more introspective tale filtered through Homer’s The Odyssey, where the desperate hero encounters assorted characters who may help/hinder his mission. Watch this for Freeman’s unforgettably poignant performance. On Netflix. (***1/2)