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Mystery Road 15 rating

An Aboriginal cop returns to his hometown to solve the brutal murder of a teenage girl, uncovering a web of corruption and a growing body count, in Ivan Sen's acclaimed Australian riff on the Western genre.

Crime 2013 121 mins

Director: Ivan Sen



When Aboriginal detective Jay Swan 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 ostracised by the local Indigenous community, Jay must stand alone and attempt to unravel the truth before tensions boil over.

Magnificent in its scope and incisive in its social commentary, Mystery Road is both a compelling riff on the Western genre and a biting exposé of indigenous Australian experience. Featuring a terrific cast, which includes Hugo Weaving (The Matrix), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Jack Thompson (The Great Gatsby), the stunning cinematography, editing and broody, rumbling score are, incredibly, all Sen's own work.