2006   Australia Jindabyne
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Director:Ray Lawrence
Studio:April Films
Writer:Raymond Carver, Beatrix Christian
IMDb Rating:6.4 (4,203 votes)
Awards:9 wins & 19 nominations
Genre:Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Duration:123 min
Languages:English
IMDb:0382765
Amazon:B000TGJ81M
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Ray Lawrence  ...  (Director)
Raymond Carver, Beatrix Christian  ...  (Writer)
 
Chris Haywood  ...  Gregory
Tatea Reilly  ...  Susan
Laura Linney  ...  Claire
Sean Rees-Wemyss  ...  Tom
Gabriel Byrne  ...  Stewart Kane
Deborra-Lee Furness  ...  Jude
John Howard  ...  Carl
Eva Lazzaro  ...  Caylin-Calandria
Maya Daniels  ...  Caylin-Calandria's Mother
Bob Baines  ...  Doctor #1
Max Cullen  ...  Terry
Stelios Yiakmis  ...  Rocco
Simon Stone  ...  Billy 'The Kid'
Victoria Allen  ...  Girl at Garage
Leah Purcell  ...  Carmel
David Williamson  ...  Cinematographer
Comments: The story is familiar: a group of men on a fishing trip far into the wilderness find a dead body floating in the river. They tie it to a tree and continue fishing for a few days and are then ostracized by their community when one of them confesses the real circumstances of when they found and finally reported the body.

The beautiful scenery of the Australian outback and the director's technique of fading simple scenes in and out from black enhance the film's mood of isolation and loneliness. It's a good Laura Linney flick if you are a fan.

Summary: Stewart Kane, an Irishman living in the Australian town of Jindabyne, is on a fishing trip in isolated hill country with three other men when they discover the body of a murdered girl in the river. Rather than return to the town immediately, they continue fishing and report their gruesome find days later. Stewart's wife Claire is the last to find out. Deeply disturbed by her husband's action, her faith in her relationship with Stewart is shaken to the core. She wants to understand and tries to make things right. In her determination to help the victim's family Claire sets herself not only against her own family and friends but also those of the dead girl. Her marriage is taken to the brink and her peaceful life with Stewart and their young son hangs in the balance. The story of a murder and a marriage - a film about the things that haunt us.


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