The return of newly promoted Indigenous police detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pederson) to his home town coincides with the murder of a teenage girl, whose body is discovered on the highway trucking route out of town. With little interest or help from his white colleagues (Hugo Weaving, Roger Mammone, Tony Barry) and alienated from his own community, Jay stands alone in his determination to fight back for his town and his people.
Joining Aaron Pedersen in the stellar cast is Ryan Kwanten, Jack Thompson, Damian Walshe-Howling, David Field, Bruce Spence and Jack Charles.
"There's a lot of thematic detail in Mystery Road, which I find difficult to articulate outside of the film. The film is full of my childhood and adulthood experiences... [and] the elements are largely drawn from my own country life experience." Ivan Sen