Goldstone is a frontier mining outpost, where different cultural worlds collide, in an epically beautiful desert landscape. It is a place where Indigenous, and non-Indigenous, people push against each other like tectonic plates. It is a clash of cultures, ideologies and spirits, and it has been happening since “outsiders” first arrived in Australia.
Indigenous Detective Jay Swan (Aaron Pedersen) arrives in Goldstone on a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a simple investigation, however, opens a web of crime, corruption, trampling of land rights and human trafficking. Jay must pull his life together and bury his personal differences with a young local cop, so together they can bring justice to Goldstone.
Nominated for five AACTA Awards (Australian version of the Oscars) for Best Film, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best Editing and Best Production Design, Goldstone is the latest film from director Ivan Sen. Goldstone is a “Neo Western” crossed with “Outback Noir.” It is a drama charged thriller which moves to the beat of the sacred land it is played out on.
"This is Pedersen's second movie for Sen in the same role…and his Jay is the kind of compellingly gloomy, intelligent and tough justice-seeker easily worth a whole series of politically thorny, culturally resonant crime sagas."
"This parched Outback western, awash in noirish mannerisms and a sunstroke-inducing palette, harbors a robust social conscience beneath its hotbed of bribery and sex trafficking."
"Sen, who's also screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and composer, stocks Goldstone with taciturn characters oozing menace."
"[A] socially conscious, supremely accomplished procedural thriller."
Directed by Ivan Sen
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