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Mystery Road

Director: Ivan Sen

Country:  Australia

Year of Production:  2013

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Synopsis

From award-winning director Ivan Sen (Beneath Clouds, Toomelah), MYSTERY ROAD is a powerful and intelligent modern-day take on the Western genre, with strong social and political commentary.

When Aboriginal detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) returns to his home town to solve the brutal murder of a teenage girl, he is immediately thrown into a web of lies and deceit. Alienated by the white-dominated police force to which he is attached, and ostracized by the local indigenous community, Jay must stand alone and attempt to unravel the truth before tensions boil over.

Beautifully shot and featuring a stellar Australian ensemble cast including Aaron Pedersen (Jack Irish,  Bad Karma, The Circuit), Hugo Weaving (The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, The Matrix), Jack Thompson (The Great Gatsby, Australia, Star Wars: Episode II) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), MYSTERY ROAD will keep you guessing until its nail-biting and action-packed conclusion.

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Cast

Starring: 

Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson and Ryan Kwanten

Credits

Director: Ivan Sen

Writer(s): 

Ivan Sen

Producers: 

David Jowsey

Editor:  Ivan Sen

Cinematographer:  Ivan Sen

Production Details

Country:  Australia

Year of Production:  2013

Language:  English

Duration:  122 minutes

Original aspect ratio:  2.35:1

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Genre(s): 

  • Drama
  • Thriller

Theatrical Release Date:  29th August 2014

DVD Release Date:  27th October 2014

Also available on Blu-Ray:  27th October 2014

Reviews

TOTAL FILM

"teriffic"

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GUARDIAN.COM

"unflinching…a revelatory central performance from Aaron Pedersen"

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EMPIRE

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LITTLE WHITE LIES

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VIEW LONDON

"A striking and menacing slow-burn thriller… every image stunningly captured…Aaron Pederson is excellent…a rich and rewarding cinematic experience"

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Tara Brady, IRISH TIMES

"compelling…(Aaron Petersen's) subtle commanding performance…You would have to think back as far as Samson and Delilah to find an Australian feature this bonzer."

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Tara Brady, IRISH TIMES

EYE FOR FILM

"a tense thrill ride...very engaging"

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Clare Stewart BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL

"Magnificent in its scope and incisive in its social commentary…a compelling riff on the Western genre and a biting exposé of indigenous Australian experience…a terrific cast…stunning cinematography, editing and broody, rumbling score"

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THE HERALD

"A sizzling pace and a starmaker of a turn from Aaron Pedersen"

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VARIETY

"impressively crafted, immensely satisfying"

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