Stewart Kane (Gabriel Byrne), a happily married 40-something Irishman in the Australian town of Jindabyne, goes on a fishing trip with his pals, Carl (John Howard), Rocco (Stelios Yiakmis) and Billy (Simon Stone). While out on the river, they discover the naked body of a murdered aboriginal girl (Tatea Reilly). Instead of returning to the town immediately, the men decide to stay on at the river and spend two days fishing. When the buddies finally return home and notify their macabre discovery to the police, they face their families' sharp condemnation of their actions. Stewart's wife Claire (Laura Linney) is so disturbed by her husband's callousness that she begins to question their marriage.
- In Australia, the town of Jindabyne is about to face a moment of truth.
Under the surface of every life lies a mystery