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(2006)

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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
  • In the Australian town of Jindabyne, the former race champion Stewart Kane works in a gas station with his partners and friends Carl, Rocco and Billy. His impassionate marriage with the unstable Claire has an unresolved issue - Claire left him when their son Tom was born. The great passion of Stewart is fishing and he organizes a weekend fishing trip in a remote river with his three great friends. On Friday afternoon they park the car, hike and make camp. While fishing, Stewart finds the naked dead body of an aboriginal young woman floating on the cold water. Stewart ties the leg of the woman to an arbor and they spend the weekend fishing. On Sunday afternoon, they return to the parking area and report their finding to the police. When the press releases the information, their public and private lives are deeply affected and Claire questions Stewart's attitude while trying to help and apologizes to the family of the dead aborigine.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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