"Noise" opens with a grim scenario. A girl boards a train late at night and moments later realises that the carriage is strewn with dead bodies. Several days later a woman is found in a drainage ditch. The two crimes are connected and Brendan Cowell plays the insignificant cop assigned the duty of manning the graveyard shift at a police information caravan. He also suffers tinnitus (constant ringing in the ears) which heightens his boredom on the job. This is one of those WOW films. It totally roped me in from the moment it started and I was on edge the whole way. I had no idea where it was going and was totally enthralled by every character. It's a damn tense film too and it's isolated setting under the cloak of darkness makes it all the more unnerving. Brendan Cowell is great and the scenes with him outsmarting a local ratbag feral is superbly acted. It might have taken me a long time to get to this film but it most definitely finds itself amongst my favourite Aussie films. Check it out if you haven't already.