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Cast: Aaron Pederson, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson
Indigenous cowboy detective Jay Swan returns to his outback hometown to solve the murder of a teenage girl, whose body is found under the highway trucking route out of town.
Alienated from both the white-dominated police force and his own community, including his teenage daughter (now connected to the murdered girl), Jay stands alone in his determination to fight back - for his town, and his people.
"Mystery Road" tells the story of a young indigenous girl, Julie Mason who is found murdered along side Mystery Road. Detective Jay is given the assignment of finding out who the killer is which proves to be a difficult and taxing job. As he speaks to some locals, friends and family of Julie the clues begin to come in but not all of them as useful.
The film's opening scene really sets the stage for the rest of the film. This is a slow burn mystery/thriller that takes a lot of patience to get through because there is a lot of talking and not action until the end when there is a very nice shoot-out. The story takes place in Australia, the accents were a bit rough at times which made some of the dialogue hard to understand but the beautiful landscapes of down-under were almost like another character.
I really enjoyed the "Mystery Road", the story was slow but intense at the same time. It always had me engaged as I waited to find out more. As far as the acting goes everyone in the film did a terrific job playing their roles. If I was to have any complaints I would say that film was a bit long considering it is a slow moving film so I do not think it is going to appeal to everyone but I do recommend it to those of you that like a good old fashion murder mystery.
Available on DVD and Blu-ray with Special Features that include:
Interviews with Cast
Released by Well Go USA
*** 3/4 Out Of *****