Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mystery Road

Director: Ivan Sen

Starring: Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson, Tasma Walton, Tony Barry, Robert Mammone, Jack Charles, Damian Walshe-Howling, David Field, Bruce Spence, Daniel Roberts, Samara Weaving, Roy Billing, Zoe Carides, Tricia Whitton.

A smoldering psychological drama about an Aboriginal police officer, Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen), increasingly at odds with his department, family and his people. After the discovery of a local girl slain by the roadside Swan, recently returned from working in the city, begins to investigate but is soon hampered by his Sargeant (Tony Barry) and colleague, Johnno (Hugo Weaving), with whom he clashes. The more mystery Swan untangles the more he highlights the divide that exists between blacks and whites, young and old, rural values and big city smarts. This is a well crafted cinema noir with some great cameos from David Field, Jack Thompson, Damian Walshe-Howling, Roy Billing, Ryan Kwanten, Zoe Carides, Tasma Walton and Jack Charles. If you enjoyed Jedda, Red Hill and Dead Heart, then this is a must for you.

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