Based on a novel by Alexander Trocchi the story follows Joe, a rootless young drifter, (played by McGregor) who finds work on a barge travelling between Glasgow and Edinburgh, owned by Les and his wife Ella. One afternoon they discover the corpse of a young woman floating in the water. Accident? Suicide? Murder? As the police investigate and suspect is arrested, we discover that Joe knows more than he is letting on.
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