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Goldstone (2016)

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Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple light duty investigation opens a web of crime and corruption. ... See full summary »

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10 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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... Detective Jay Swan
... Josh Waters
... The Mayor
... Johnny
... Jimmy
... Mrs. Lao
... May
... Tommy
... Old Timer
... Mick (as Steve Rogers)
... Maria
... Patch
... Pinky
Aaron Fa'aoso ... Bear
Gillian Jones ... Sally
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Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple light duty investigation opens a web of crime and corruption. Jay must pull his life together and bury his differences with young local cop Josh, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone. Written by David Jowsey

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Australian auteur Ivan Sen's new feature is a complex and stylish outback noir that reflects on Australia's history with a compelling tale of its present. See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »
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7 July 2016 (Australia)  »

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Голдстоун  »

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$86,402, 17 May 2018
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Selected as the greatest Australian film of 2016 by The Guardian. See more »

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Jay visits the tree and finds the small comb and then drives off to the mountain in the distance. The shadow of the tree has moved through an angle of around 40-45 degrees, indicating a much longer passage of time than is shown on-screen. See more »

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Maureen: And get this. He's a blackfella.
Josh: What, Indian black or African black?
Maureen: No, I mean blackfella black. Near as I could tell, anyhow.
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References Mystery Road (2013) See more »

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Sending You Into the Sun
Written by Damien Lane
Performed by The Shipwrecked
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Loved it
30 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Goldstone essentially picks up where Mystery Road left off.

Which is wonderful for the viewer, because Mystery Road is one of my favourite films, I am a huge fan of writer/director Ivan Sen, and Aaron Pedersen's "aboriginal detective" is one of my favourite all time film characters.

What makes these films so special, aside from superb writing, acting, and direction? Cinematography --- as I said in my review of Mystery Road, the country itself is the unbilled co-star and the aerial shots are to die for.

The themes. Sen is too good a writer to avoid core underlying themes of morality, good and evil, greed and kindness. Even when you think you are just watching a sunset, you realize there are other things going on.

Which brings us to the true genius of this writer/director -- in the opinion of this reviewer, Sen manages to construct the tone and mood of a 1940s film noire in 21st century Australia, in daylight, and in full colour.

If you think that is easy to do .. try it some time.

Recommended.

Don't be shy -- give it a try.


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