MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 424 this week

Jindabyne (2006)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  20 July 2006 (Australia)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 5,590 users   Metascore: 65/100
Reviews: 115 user | 74 critic | 30 from Metacritic.com

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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(short story "So Much Water So Close to Home"),
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 28 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
a list of 21 titles
created 03 May 2014
 
a list of 42 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 39 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Jindabyne" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jindabyne (2006)

Jindabyne (2006) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jindabyne.

User Polls

11 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Lantana (2001)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The relationships of four couples unravel after the discovery of a young woman's body in Lantana bush in suburban Sydney.

Director: Ray Lawrence
Stars: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey
Bliss (1985)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An advertising executive dies and goes to hell... except nothing changes. Well, his daughter is buying drugs with sexual favours from her brother, and the number of cancer-causing products ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Lawrence
Stars: Barry Otto, Lynette Curran, Helen Jones
Renoir (2012)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Bourdos
Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

We may keep living our lives like nothing happened but sometimes it's good to stop and reflect on how we really feel, and maybe do something about it... In my opinion the true beauty lives ... See full summary »

Director: Tomas Jonsgården
Stars: Tobias Aspelin, Phillip Brock, Ebba Hellberg
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Sworn enemies find themselves in each other's bodies, and use this to ruin each other's lives.

Director: Nick Hurran
Stars: Samaire Armstrong, Kevin Zegers, Sherry Miller
Taken in Broad Daylight (TV Movie 2009)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The true and inspiring survival story of kidnapped teen, Anne Sluti, and how she manages to stay alive by manipulating her captor, engineering her own rescue and negotiating her safe release after 6 days of hell.

Director: Gary Yates
Stars: Sara Canning, James Van Der Beek, LeVar Burton
Login (2012)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

This movie is about three characters who are connected to the Internet and end up disconnecting their actual life.

Director: Sanjeev Reddy
Stars: Himanshu Bhatt, Roy Radhika, Akkash Basnet
Morning II (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Five days in the life of an American couple immediately following the accidental death of their child. An every day story of tragedy, loss, acceptance, hope and renewal. 'Morning' follows ... See full summary »

Director: Leland Orser
Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Leland Orser, Laura Linney
Lush (1999)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Among the rich in New Orleans, it's the lush life for Lionel Exley, a golf hustler and heavy drinker. Released from an Arkansas jail, "Ex" returns to the Big Easy and starts a friendship ... See full summary »

Director: Mark Gibson
Stars: Campbell Scott, Laura Linney, Jared Harris
First Snow (2006)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.

Director: Mark Fergus
Stars: Guy Pearce, Piper Perabo, William Fichtner
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A Brazilian snake hunter, trying to make enough money to marry the woman he loves, finds four mysterious chimpanzees. He embarks upon a journey to sell them in the big city, and learns alot... See full summary »

Director: Éric Rochat
Stars: Antonio Ameijeiras, André Barros, Catalina Bonakie
Honeymooner (2010)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Yearning to be married Fran Goldman is forced to reassess his strategy of love after being dumped by his fiancée four weeks before the wedding.

Director: Col Spector
Stars: Gerard Kearns, Chris Coghill, Al Weaver
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Gregory
...
Susan
...
Claire
Sean Rees-Wemyss ...
Tom
...
...
Jude
...
Carl
...
Caylin-Calandria
Maya Daniels ...
Caylin-Calandria's Mother
...
Doctor #1
...
Terry
Stelios Yiakmis ...
...
Victoria Allen ...
Girl at Garage
Leah Purcell ...
Edit

Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Under the surface of every life lies a mystery See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing images, language and some nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

20 July 2006 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Duchy Jindabyne  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$656,650 (Australia) (21 July 2006)

Gross:

$399,879 (USA) (31 August 2007)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD censored)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The 'P' plate that is taken by the murderer from the young girl's concealed vehicle, is one of Australia's provisional licence placards. A person who has just got their licence is on P plates for 3 years and have certain restrictions. See more »

Goofs

When Rocco poses with his fish for a photo, the shadow of his rod shows as a sharp line across the left side of his face. The picture printed in the paper does not show this and his whole face is shadowed. See more »

Quotes

Top Cop: We don't step over bodies in order to enjoy our leisure activities. You're a pack of bloody idiots. I'm ashamed of you. The whole town's ashamed of you.
See more »

Connections

Version of Short Cuts (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

She is off to the Races
Composed by Paul Kelly
Written by Paul Kelly
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A sublime film
24 July 2006 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Ray Lawrence has done it again. This film has made me see the Australian landscape in a way that I haven't really since seeing Picnic at Hanging Rock. The feeling as the lads start on the fishing trip is somewhat Hitchcockian, since we know that we're going to see the body sometime soon - we just don't know when. There's a sense of oppression and expectation overlaid on the natural beauty, that holds you transfixed.

The film may be criticised since it doesn't try and resolve anything on a a material level. However, Lawrence is more interested in the internal lives of his characters - all of them. He also doesn't want to hand us the exposition on a platter. There's back-stories that are unfolded gradually, making us think about the characters as we are pointed to knowledge of what lead them to their current lives. I'm glad to see a film made for people to think about, rather than spoon-feeding us some clichés about how hard life can be for the protagonists.

Water plays a significant role throughout the movie, from the river where the fishermen find the body, to Lake Jindabyne, and the ghost stories about the drowned town. We're made to dive into the lives of the characters, finding deeper and deeper layers of motivation as we move from the warm surface of their lives to the colder and more fragile hidden depths. We see that the body in the river acts as a sort of stand-in for each character's transformation in a death and rebirth of the spirit.

This is another masterpiece work from a master film maker.


28 of 47 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What on Earth was wrong about their actions??? rei_t_ex
They Didn't Do Anything Wrong, Really. dijitalnomad
What a B.O.R.I.N.G. non-story lars-wadefalk
Best Australian Film - Stop reading - go see it sydneysmike
This movie was the worst... ving_tsun_
Anybody remember 'shortcuts' account-11
Discuss Jindabyne (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?