Science fiction, in its space-opera facet, appears to have recovered all its old glory and even cinematography like the Swiss one, hardly inclined to fantascientific experiments, dares to delve into the cold outer space. Cargo takes us to Kassandra, one of those immense transport ships that will cross the galaxy in the far future, where Laura, the medical official, must face a mystery enclosed in the containers the ship is transporting. Once again, no one will hear your screams in outer space, but Cargo shows that the conquest of space can be credible thanks to perfect scientific advice and a sober, effective art direction.


Ivan Engler & Ralph Etter

Both of Swiss nationality, Engler has worked in advertising, is the director of the short film Nomina Domini (00) and in 1998 founded his own visual effects company. Etter is a member of the In-halt collective and has directed short films like Loose Contact (04).

Technical information

Edition: 2009
Section: Official Fantàstic Panorama
Original language: German