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.
Director: Ray Lawrence
Writers: Raymond Carver, Beatrix Christian
Stars: Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, John Howard