MYSTERY ROAD (15)

Date Time
Mon 6th October 7:45pm

Dir: Ivan Sen | Australia | 2013 | 121 mins
Cast | Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten

This mesmerising slow-burn crime drama has been getting some stunning reviews. Ivan Sen’s (Toomelah) film investigates the murder of an Aboriginal teenage girl in a small town in the Australian Outback, with Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) leading the hunt. A newcomer to the area, he still hasn’t been accepted by his colleagues, and feels out of his depth as he uncovers drug and prostitution rings, corruption in the ranks and more. With cinematography that exploits the bleak grandeur of the landscape to full effect, Sen slowly builds the action to a spectacular gunfight. With Hugo Weaving and Ryan Kwanten. [100]

*“Evokes old westerns, Polanski’s Chinatown and other noir classics, but still feels grounded in the dust and dried blood of the Australian soil.”*_ **** Leslie Felperin, The Guardian

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