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. [show more]
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Ivan Sen directs this murder mystery thriller starring Aaron Pedersen and Hugo Weaving. When cowboy detective Jay Swann (Pedersen) discovers the body of a young indigenous girl on the highway he makes it his number one priority to solve the murder. Ostracized from both the all-white police force and the aboriginal people, Swann begins to realise why he has never really fit into this small outback town as he slowly unravels a mystery that stretches far beyond the body of a young girl.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play 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 From award-winning director Ivan Sen (Beneath Clouds Toomelah) MYSTERY ROAD is a powerfully tense and intelligent modern-day take on the western Beautifully shot on location in the Australian outback the film features a stellar ensemble cast including Aaron Pedersen (The Circuit) Hugo Weaving (Lord of the Rings) Jack Thompson (The Great Gatsby) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood)