'The story of a murder and a marriage. A powerful and original film about the things that haunt us.'
Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 2/8/2013)
As Nathanael O'Reilly points out in 'Joining the Dots: Paul Kelly Sings About Place', there is a complex inter-relationship between American writer Raymond Carver, this film, and musician Paul Kelly.
Raymond Carver's short story 'So Much Water So Close to Home' appeared in 1977 as part of the collection Furious Seasons.
In 1989 (a year after Carver's death), Paul Kelly (then working as Paul Kelly and the Messengers) released the album So Much Water So Close to Home, which took its title from Carver's short story. The album included the song 'Everything's Turning to White', which was explicitly based on 'So Much Water So Close to Home'.
In 2006, Paul Kelly co-wrote the score for Jindabyne, which is an adaptation of Carver's story.