Limbo follows Travis Hurley, a jaded detective who arrives in the remote small Australian outback town of Limbo to investigate a 20-year-old unsolved murder of local Aboriginal girl Charlotte Hayes.

Forming bonds with the victim’s fractured family, Travis unravels a series of hard truths about the murder, highlighting the complexities of loss and injustice experienced by First Nations Australians.

Sen describes Limbo as a desert noir or neo-western whodunnit set against the backdrop of the rugged Australian desert.

Limbo is a quest for truth — an intimate study in intergenerational trauma and its ongoing post-colonial effects on Indigenous Australia,” he said.


Simon Baker - Travis Hurley
Rob Collins
Natasha Wanganeen
Nicholas Hope
Nick Buckland
Release dates
23 February 2023 - World premiere at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
M - Mature
Ivan Sen

Ivan Sen is Sen is writer, director, editor, cinematographer, composer and co-producer of this film.

Filmed on location in Coober Pedy, SA.

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