The Year of Living Dangerously (movie)

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The Year of Living Dangerously is a 1982 Australian American romantic drama movie and was based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Koch. When journalist Guy Hamilton (Mel Gibson) arrives in Jakarta, Indonesia, he has difficulty making contacts. He forms a friendship with dwarf photographer Billy Kwan (Linda Hunt), through whom he meets British diplomat Jill Bryant (Sigourney Weaver). Bryant falls for Hamilton, and she gives him key information about an approaching Communist uprising. As the city becomes more dangerous, Hamilton stays to pursue the story. However, he faces more threats as he gets closer to the government.

Release date: January 21, 1983 (USA)

Director: Peter Weir

Music composed by: Maurice Jarre

Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, More Screenplay: Peter Weir, David Williamson, Christopher Koch