The Year of Living Dangerously

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The Year of Living Dangerously is a 1982 film directed by Peter Weir and written by C. J Koch (from his novel), Weir, and David Williamson.

The film is a complicated psychological plot set in Indonesia during the overthrow of the rule of President Sukarno. It stars Mel Gibson as an Australian journalist, Sigourney Weaver as a British Embassy officer, and Linda Hunt as Gibson's local contact, a (male) photographer (for which role she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress).

The story follows a group of expatriate journalists in Jakarta before and around a supposed coup attempt by the Communist Party of Indonesia on September 30, 1965. These events were pivotal in shaping the modern History of Indonesia.

The film was banned in Indonesia until 1999.

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