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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 The Mule
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'In 1983 a naive man was pressured into smuggling drugs from Thailand to Australia. This first-time mule was promptly detained at Melbourne airport by suspicious Federal police. Alone, afraid and concealing lethal narcotics in his stomach, The Mule made a desperate choice; to withhold the evidence...literally. This is his story.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 3/2/2014)

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The 100 Best Australian Films of the New Millenium Erin Free , Dov Kornits , Travis Johnson , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 22 September 2016;
Aussie Filmmakers Kick like a Mule at Cinemas Michael West , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 February 2015; (p. 7)
Special Delivery : Tony Mahony and Angus Sampson's 'The Mule' David Crewe , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Metro Magazine , Autumn no. 184 2015; (p. 12-17)

'Instead of a downtrodden victim dogged by goons and government officials, in 'The Mule' we see a drug smuggler with the guts to 'hold on' and extract himself from his sticky situation. According to David Crewe, the film also reveals some clever cross-genre writing, a commentary on Australian inertia and a keen ability to capitalise on new film-distribution opportunities.'

Source: Abstract.

Drug Mule's Poo Strike Stymies Bad Cops Tim Kroenert , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 8 December vol. 24 no. 24 2014;

— Review of The Mule Leigh Whannell , Angus Sampson , 2014 single work film/TV
Digital Delight Garry Maddox , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 December 2014; (p. 30)
When You Really Need Not to Go Leigh Paatsch , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 20 November 2014; (p. 42) The Advertiser , 20 November 2014; (p. 46)

— Review of The Mule Leigh Whannell , Angus Sampson , 2014 single work film/TV
And What Are You Looking at? Stephen Romei , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 December 2014; (p. 15)

— Review of The Mule Leigh Whannell , Angus Sampson , 2014 single work film/TV
Drug Mule's Poo Strike Stymies Bad Cops Tim Kroenert , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 8 December vol. 24 no. 24 2014;

— Review of The Mule Leigh Whannell , Angus Sampson , 2014 single work film/TV
Australian Films Shine in Texas Garry Maddox , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 March 2014; (p. 30)
Why Aussie Films are Being Given the Flick Penelope Debelle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 October 2014; (p. 25)
Ten Questions : Angus Sampson Jill Rowbotham , 2014 single work interview
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 6-7 December 2014; (p. 6)
Digital Delight Garry Maddox , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 December 2014; (p. 30)
Aussie Filmmakers Kick like a Mule at Cinemas Michael West , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 7 February 2015; (p. 7)
Last amended 13 Jun 2016 14:45:35
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  • c
    Thailand,
    c
    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Sunshine Coast, South East Queensland, Queensland,
  • 1983
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