'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)
'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.'