Jindabyne (2006)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  20 July 2006 (Australia)
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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 »



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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

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In Australia, the town of Jindabyne is about to face a moment of truth. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

20 July 2006 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Duchy Jindabyne  »

Box Office


AUD 15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$399,879 (USA) (31 August 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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The screenplay is based on the short story "So much water so close to home" by American writer Raymond Carver. The song "Everything's Turning to White" by Australian singer-songwriter Paul Kelly was also inspired by Carver's story. See more »


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Brilliant movie
27 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I recently saw Jindabyne in Cannes and it is a brilliant movie. Thanks to a wonderful cast and Ray Lawrence the script comes alive on the screen.

Four fishing buddies find a dead girl in the river. They don't report their find until a few days later. This causes anger and disappointment from their families and the rest of the town; reactions they don't seem capable of understanding.

Byrne and Linney, especially, turn every line and every second into an intense moment. They're human beings, and it shows. You understand why their characters act like they do, but you don't always accept it.

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