Georgie, a former nurse trapped in a passionless marriage with Jim, an older, recently widowed fisherman who lords over the fictional town of White Point, worshiped by the salt-of-the-earth locals who barely deign to speak to his city-slicker wife. While skinny-dipping near their seaside mansion one evening, Georgie happens upon a fisher scavenging for lobsters in a small motorboat, his dog left tied up on the beach. This is Lu Fox, a taciturn local outcast who once played in a family folk music band, driven by an unspecified tragedy to renounce music and eke out a meager living as an illegal poacher. On her way to Perth a short time later, Georgie’s car breaks down, and she hardly seems surprised when Lu comes puttering up the road behind her. No sooner has she badgered him into giving her a lift into the city than she lays out her intentions. Lu barely registers the come-on, but allows himself to be drawn into a tryst with her anyway. It isn’t long before Jim discovers both the affair and Lu’s encroachment on his fishing territory.
Starring Kelly Macdonald, Garrett Hedlund, David Wenham
Director Gregor Jordan