Jindabyne


2h 3m 2006

Brief Synopsis

On an annual fishing trip, in isolated high country, Stewart, Carl, Rocco and Billy ('the Kid') find a girl's body in the river. It's too late in the day for them to hike back to the road and report their tragic find. The next morning, instead of making the long trek back, they spend the day fishing

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams; Cinetic Media; Screen Australia; Screen Australia; Sony Pictures Classics
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Alfa Films; Arthaus (Norway); CinTart; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Golden Village; La Fabrique De Films; Lnk; Miracle (Denmark); Nonstop Entertainment (Nse); Revolver; Revolver Entertainment; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Vertigo Films (Spain); Village Roadshow Limited
Location
New South Wales, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Synopsis

On an annual fishing trip, in isolated high country, Stewart, Carl, Rocco and Billy ('the Kid') find a girl's body in the river. It's too late in the day for them to hike back to the road and report their tragic find. The next morning, instead of making the long trek back, they spend the day fishing. Their decision to stay on at the river is a little mysterious--almost as if the place itself is exerting some kind of magic over them. When the men finally return home to Jindabyne, and report finding the body, all hell breaks loose. Their wives can't understand how they could have gone fishing with the dead girl right there in the water--she needed their help. The men are confused--the girl was already dead, there was nothing they could do for her. Stewart's wife Claire is the last to know. As details filter out, and Stewart resists talking about what has happened, she is unnerved. There is a callousness about all of this which disturbs her deeply. Stewart is not convinced that he has done anything wrong. Claire's faith in her relationship with her husband is shaken to the core. The fishermen, their wives and their children are suddenly haunted by their own bad spirits. As public opinion builds against the actions of the men, their certainty about themselves and the decision they made at the river is challenged. They cannot undo what they have done. Only Claire understands that some-thing fundamental is not being addressed. She wants to understand and tries to make things right. In her determination 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.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Celluloid Dreams; Cinetic Media; Screen Australia; Screen Australia; Sony Pictures Classics
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Alfa Films; Arthaus (Norway); CinTart; Filmcoopi Zurich Ag; Golden Village; La Fabrique De Films; Lnk; Miracle (Denmark); Nonstop Entertainment (Nse); Revolver; Revolver Entertainment; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Sony Pictures Releasing International; Vertigo Films (Spain); Village Roadshow Limited
Location
New South Wales, Australia

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States August 2006

Released in United States January 2007

Released in United States May 2006

Released in United States October 2006

Released in United States on Video October 2, 2007

Released in United States September 2006

Released in United States Spring April 27, 2007

Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight) May 17-28, 2006.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Director's Showcase) August 14-27, 2006.

Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 4-15, 2007.

Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 12-20, 2006.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 26-May 10, 2007.

Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 2006.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 7-16, 2006.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 28-October 13, 2006.

Inspired by the Raymond Carver short story "So Much Water So Close to Home" that director Ray Lawrence read twenty years ago.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Cinema of Our Time) September 28-October 13, 2006.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (World Cinema) April 26-May 10, 2007.)

Released in United States January 2007 (Shown at Palm Springs International Film Festival (World Cinema Now) January 4-15, 2007. )

Released in United States Spring April 27, 2007 (NY, LA)

Released in United States May 2006 (Shown at Cannes Film Festival (Directors' Fortnight) May 17-28, 2006.)

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentations) September 7-16, 2006.)

Released in United States October 2006 (Shown at Pusan International Film Festival (World Cinema) October 12-20, 2006.)

Released in United States August 2006 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Director's Showcase) August 14-27, 2006.)

Released in United States on Video October 2, 2007

Released in United States September 2006 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival September 1-4, 2006.)