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MYSTERY ROAD

Australia / 2013 / 118 min / DCP / colour / Thriller

Written and directed by Ivan Sen
Cinematography & editing : Ivan Sen
Music: Ivan Sen
Production : David Jowsey
Cast : Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson, Ryan Kwanten, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling, Daniel Roberts, Roy Billing

 

Jay Swan has recently returned to his outback hometown to take up his posting as a Detective with the local police force. Jay is assigned his first major case to investigate the brutal murder of a teenage Aboriginal girl. Her body is discovered in a drainpipe under the main trucking highway out of town. Jay's early investigations are hampered by a lack of trust from the Aboriginal community. He grew up as a local Aboriginal lad, but he left and went to the city to become a Detective. He has recently returned to his troubled hometown with worthy intentions to help his people. However as a Cop, he finds himself ostracized from the community as he struggles to follow the trail left by the victim. Jay's search for clues is also hindered when he questions some of the local White people about the crime. He is a cop caught between two worlds.

 


 

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