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Jindabyne

by Esme Choonara
Issue No. 2066

This is a disturbing and beautifully shot film about tensions in a small Australian town in New South Wales.

Four white men from the town head off on their annual all-male fishing expedition in the wilds of the local mountains.

On their first day, they find the corpse of a young Aboriginal woman who has been brutally murdered. Instead of abandoning their trip, they carry on fishing and report the murder on their return to town.

This callousness provokes an angry response from the murdered woman’s family and from some of the wives and girlfriends of the men who are shocked at their behaviour.

There are brilliant performances from Gabriel Byrne and Linda Linney as the couple at the centre of the story.

Jindabyne
DVD released 3 September


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Tue 28 Aug 2007, 18:17 BST
Issue No. 2066
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