Detective Jay Swan (a brilliant Aaron Pedersen) is barely back in town before a gruesome murder case lands on his lap
The first of Ivan Sen’s Western-noir series – followed by Goldstone and a TV adaptation – with the magnetic Aaron Pedersen as Jay Swan: a rookie detective returning to his home town to solve the grisly murder of a young Aboriginal girl.
This is a stylistic departure for Sen and wonderfully maps the conventions of the classical Western onto the rough and unforgiving landscape of Outback Queensland.
A gripping and lively reimagining of the quintessential cop drama reframed in an unmistakably Australian context.
With Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson and Jack Charles.
- DIRECTOR: Ivan Sen
- Duration: 121 mins
- Country: Australia
- Language: English
- Date: 2013
- Format: DCP, Colour
- Courtesy: Bunya Productions
- Source: Bunya Productions
- Rating: M (Mature themes, violence and coarse language)