Toilet humour. Poop jokes. Usually these are not terms that go hand-in-hand with great movie reviews, unless you happen to be reading a Leon Schuster fansite. But that’s exactly what you seem to find when you look up the rather amazing reviews for The Mule, a new Australian black-comedy that is sure to put a knot in your guts. And probably take something else out of your guts too, if reports of just how messed up this gets is true.
Luckily, there are no bodily fluids on display in this first trailer for the film, but I’m sure that you can figure out just how far down the rabbit hole (that may or may not be an anatomical euphemism) this story goes.
It’s 1983. A naive man with lethal narcotics hidden in his stomach is detained by Australian Federal Police. Alone and afraid, ‘the Mule’ makes a desperate choice; to defy his bodily functions and withhold the evidence…literally. And by doing so becomes a ‘human time-bomb’; dragging cops, criminals and concerned family into his impossible escapade. Inspired by true events, THE MULE is directed by Angus Sampson and Tony Mahony, with a darkly comic screenplay by Sampson, Leigh Whannell (Saw, Insidious), and Jaime Browne.
Last Updated: October 3, 2014