Mystery Road (an Australian Movie)

Sunday night Peter and I saw the Australian movie MYSTERY ROAD on ABC TV. Here is the story-line (written by Anonymous):

“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 Wilson, MYSTERY ROAD is a gripping murder mystery with a cultural perspective. Written by Anonymous.”

I’d say this is too right that it is “a gripping murder mystery with a cultural perspective”. Peter and I had already many discussions about this movie. This movie has an outstanding cast including all the indigenous actors. Aaron Pedersen was great as the “indigenous cowboy detective”!

This movie reminds me of all the American Wild West Movies. It is a gripping movie that makes you think about the present day drug culture and how some people are left behind with no hope to better themselves.

4 thoughts on “Mystery Road (an Australian Movie)

    1. We did enjoy The Book Thief, Ian. Great movie.
      Mystery Road was made in 2013. Peter found it on iview.
      We just sent you an email, so hopefully you can download it from there.
      Sincerely, Auntyuta

  1. It sounds like a very gripping story, and I’m curious about “Anonymous.” That’s unusual, isn’t it? I see that you saw The Book Thief. I loved the book, but haven’t yet seen the movie. I would very much like to see it before it leaves the theaters.

    1. I think I googled the story line. There were lots of different longer write-ups to be found. I chose the one that was brief and which was signed ‘Anonymous”.
      I just started reading ‘The Book Thief’. So far I like the movie better than the book. But I haven’t read very much yet.

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