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Movie : Snap Review – Mystery Road

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A trucker pulls over on a lonely stretch of road to check his load and stumbles onto a young girl’s dead body. One of the local police detectives takes the call and starts his investigation into the murdered aboriginal girl. The detective, also aboriginal gets no cooperation from his fellow law officers or from the locals on both sides of the cultural line. We ride with him as he tries to solve the crime amidst the prejudices and his damaged past.

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A great Australian Indie that tells a good story against a beautiful background. Ivan Sen directs the film and uses everything at his finger tips to make a good flick. CB likes films with good unfamiliar actors. Aaron Pederson as the lead is one of those and he is perfect. Lots of good performances sprinkled throughout. No false moves in this modern day western. I’m a sucker for this style of film. This one delivers.

Get caught in the middle with our hero and see what you think. CB liked it.

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15 comments on “Movie : Snap Review – Mystery Road

  1. Yeah, Another Blogger
    November 18, 2018

    Sounds like a real winner. A couple of other Aussie movies popped into my mind. Walkabout. My Brilluant Career.

    See ya!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 18, 2018

      No new ground as far as plot but the performances are truthful and the sense of time and place takes you away to that part of the world. I got caught up in the lead character’s journey.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 18, 2018

      Forgot to add that Walkabout is a gem (A take coming up down the road). Haven’t seen ‘Career’ but have seen many really good Australian films.

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  2. Jim S.
    November 18, 2018

    Where does CB find these one wonders? Sounds interesting. Gallipoli is another good Aussie flick.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 19, 2018

      Gallipoli is a really good flick. Put Breaker Morant in there. CB will be doing takes on both of them. You got me on The Last Wave. Now I will have to check it out. Too many good Aussie films to name Doc.
      Same as music, we just have to look under and past the stuff that’s pushed at us.

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      • Jim S.
        November 19, 2018

        Surprises me you don’t know The Last Wave. Fairly big hit at the time, Peter Weir film, same guy that did Gallipoli, Witness, Year of Living Dangerously.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 19, 2018

        I was familiar with the film and with Weir just never caught it. Slipped through the cracks. Never to late.

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  3. Jim S.
    November 18, 2018

    And The Last Wave. Boy, I haven’t thought about that one in a long, long time.

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  4. J.
    November 19, 2018

    I’m gonna add this to the list… new one to me, but, if CB recommends, I’m gonna check it out.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 20, 2018

      “CB has spoken his mind”. Say that in a real deep ominous voice. All my bullshit aside J I think you would dig the flick.

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      • J.
        November 20, 2018

        “When CB speaks we listen”. This definitely sounds like the kinda flick I’d dig and I had a wee look for it… likely a wee online shop required.

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  5. Thom Hickey
    November 22, 2018

    Saw this very recently CB. Brilliant because bleak and grimly truthful. Regards Thom.

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  6. BuriedOnMars
    November 30, 2018

    Intriguing! Adding to the recommendation pile!

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