Mystery Road is a deadly outback story as raw as it is visually striking. As confronting as it is inspiring; as emotionally charged as it is compelling.
This gripping murder-mystery entertainingly blends nail-bitting tension with outback comedy. Indigenous detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) returns to his hometown after spending too many years in the city. Jay’s first case is the murder of an Indigenous teenager whose body is found in a drain under the highway truck route out of town.
Alienated from the white dominated Police force and the Indigenous community he left behind, including his teenage daughter, Jay struggles to fit in. Thwarted in his investigations by a lack of cooperation from the locals, including the police, Jay gradually unravels a complex crime web that might just be the work of a serial killer.
The all-star Australian cast includes Hugo Weaving, Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson, Tasma Walton, Damian Walshe-Howling and Samara Weaving; add the stunning outback scenery, and you have a suspenseful, intelligent and beautifully crafted mystery.
The multi-talented filmmaker, Iven Sen wrote, directed, shot, edited and scored the film; which is an amazing achievement.