A headless corpse is found drifting in the mangroves. The trail leads Detective Swan (a man of few words in a big cowboy hat), who has just arrived in the middle of nowhere, and his young colleague Fran, into the world of narcotics.
In addition, the pair has to contend with protests led by Fran’s sister against the excavation of an Aboriginal sacred site. Then another body appears.
Detective Jay Swan takes on a grisly case in order to be closer to his family, but has he left it too late? Are both incidents the same case, a new one or a very old one?
Jay must reconcile the law and deep lore and confront a dangerous enemy in a world where deception is king.
The second season of the Australian series continues – independently of Season 1 – the story of the Aboriginal policeman Swan and skilfully depicts the Australian outback as a place of otherworldly beauty and disturbing brutality, where family secrets and old colonial conflicts are inexorably intertwined.
- Aaron Pedersen
- Release dates
- 25 February 2020 - World Premiere at the Berlinale 2020, Berlin, Germany
19 April 2020 - TV premiere on ABC
- M - Mature
Filmed on location in Western Australia’s Dampier Peninsular and Broome.
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Other films by Wayne Blair & Warwick Thornton
- 1996Pay Back
- 2003Rosalie's Journey
- 2004The Djarn Djarns
- 2005The Old Man and the Inland Sea
- 2005Green Bush
- 2007Tnorala – Baby Falling
- 2008Dark Science
- 2009Samson & Delilah
- 2010Art + Soul
- 2012Redfern Now (Series 1)
- 2012The Sapphires
- 2013The Turning: Big World
- 2013The Darkside
- 2013The Gods of Wheat Street
- 2013Redfern Now (Series 2)
- 2015Septembers of Shiraz
- 2016Cleverman Season 1
- 2017We Don't Need A Map
- 2017Sweet Country
- 2017Cleverman Season 2
- 2019The Beach
- 2019Top End Wedding
- 2020Firestarter – The Story of Bangarra
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