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Mystery Road (2013)

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An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.

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Detective Jay Swan
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Johnno
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Pete Bailey
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Charlie Murray
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Sergeant
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Constable Roberts
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Mary
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Wayne
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Mr. Bailey
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Jim the Coroner
Jack Charles ...
Old Boy
Tricia Whitton ...
Crystal
Siobhan Binge ...
Tarni
Daniel Roberts ...
Macca
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Peggy
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In an outback town, Jay Swan, an Indigenous cowboy detective, returns home to solve the murder of a teenage Indigenous girl whose body is found under the highway trucking route out of town. Jay is alienated from both the white-dominated police force and the Indigenous community, including his teenage daughter, whom he discovers is connected to the murdered girl. Starring Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson, Ryan Kwanten, and Tasma Walton, MYSTERY ROAD is a gripping murder mystery with a cultural perspective. Written by Anonymous

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Mystery | Thriller

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15 August 2013 (Australia)  »

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Paslapciu kelias  »

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AUD 3,000,000 (estimated)
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Takeaway cowboy #2 is listed on film credits as Bruce Willis. See more »

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The detective wakes up just as his bedside clocks changes to 4:17. He picks up the victim's phone and it says 10:04. See more »

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[first lines]
Detective Jay Swan: [waking to answer the phone] Yeah? Alright. OK...
[rolls out of bed]
Robbo: [greeting his arrival on scene] Jay...
Detective Jay Swan: G'day, Robbo. What's the story?
Robbo: The truckie pulled up to check his trailers, heard a wild dog growling from under the bridge, smelt something rotten.
Detective Jay Swan: How did he know it was a wild dog?
Robbo: Guess he just knows the difference, I suppose. You know, between a wild dog and a wild kind of normal dog.
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Followed by Goldstone (2016) See more »

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Entertaining
15 September 2013 | by (SW, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

As usual with most Australian films, the story line is very different. The casualness of the style with the weight of the film being presented by the vision, missed telling me what was happening a couple of times. Left the cinema still answering the questions asked. Did feel I needed a bit more in the way of answers given to me though. Acting was excellent , very quickly lost my expectation of known characters roles & embraced the new story rapidly. The structure of town, people & their lives were simply & beautifully presented. The use of aerials helped cement characters & culture of small outback town wonderfully, as did the simple style of presenting different cultural landscapes within the one time. Great movie, will be watching again


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