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Goldstone (2016)

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Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple light duty investigation opens a web of crime and corruption. ... See full summary »

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Ivan Sen

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Ivan Sen
10 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Pedersen ... Detective Jay Swan
Alex Russell ... Josh Waters
Jacki Weaver ... The Mayor
David Wenham ... Johnny
David Gulpilil ... Jimmy
Pei-Pei Cheng ... Mrs. Lao
Michelle Lim Davidson ... May
Tommy Lewis ... Tommy
Max Cullen ... Old Timer
Steve Rodgers ... Mick (as Steve Rogers)
Ursula Yovich ... Maria
Michael Dorman ... Patch
Kate Beahan ... Pinky
Aaron Fa'aoso ... Bear
Gillian Jones Gillian Jones ... Sally
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Storyline

Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple light duty investigation opens a web of crime and corruption. Jay must pull his life together and bury his differences with young local cop Josh, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone. Written by David Jowsey

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Jay Swan in not welcomed into the hidden world of the brutal Australian outback. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | official site

Country:

Australia

Language:

English | Mandarin

Release Date:

7 July 2016 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Голдстоун See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,300, 4 March 2018

Gross USA:

$87,639

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$650,352
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sequel to Mystery Road (2013), the events of which are discussed on occasion in this film. See more »

Goofs

Jay visits the tree and finds the small comb and then drives off to the mountain in the distance. The shadow of the tree has moved through an angle of around 40-45 degrees, indicating a much longer passage of time than is shown on-screen. See more »

Quotes

Maureen: And get this. He's a blackfella.
Josh: What, Indian black or African black?
Maureen: No, I mean blackfella black. Near as I could tell, anyhow.
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References Mystery Road (2013) See more »

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Alight
Written by Damien Lane
Performed by Nicole Smede and Damien Lane
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30 December 2016 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

Goldstone essentially picks up where Mystery Road left off.

Which is wonderful for the viewer, because Mystery Road is one of my favourite films, I am a huge fan of writer/director Ivan Sen, and Aaron Pedersen's "aboriginal detective" is one of my favourite all time film characters.

What makes these films so special, aside from superb writing, acting, and direction? Cinematography --- as I said in my review of Mystery Road, the country itself is the unbilled co-star and the aerial shots are to die for.

The themes. Sen is too good a writer to avoid core underlying themes of morality, good and evil, greed and kindness. Even when you think you are just watching a sunset, you realize there are other things going on.

Which brings us to the true genius of this writer/director -- in the opinion of this reviewer, Sen manages to construct the tone and mood of a 1940s film noire in 21st century Australia, in daylight, and in full colour.

If you think that is easy to do .. try it some time.

Recommended.

Don't be shy -- give it a try.


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