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The Year of Living Dangerously

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Original title
The Year of Living Dangerously
Running time
115 min.
Australia Australia
C.J. Koch, David Williamson, Peter Weir
Maurice Jarre
Russell Boyd
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Co-production Australia-United States; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / McElroy, McElroy
Drama. Romance | 1960s. Journalism. Politics. Historical. History of Indonesia
Synopsis / Plot
Set in Indonesia during the 1965 coup against President Sukarno, Australian reporter Guy Hamilton (Mel Gibson) is covering the scene. Whenever Hamilton becomes too glib or indifferent for his own good, he is brought back to earth by his "conscience," photographer Billy Kwan (played in male drag by diminutive actress Linda Hunt, who won an Academy Award for her performance). As all of Jakarta sinks into disarray, Hamilton pursues a romance with British attaché Jill Bryant (Sigourney Weaver).
1983: Oscar: Best Supporting Actress (Linda Hunt)
1983: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
1983: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actress (Linda Hunt)
1983: Australian Film Institute: Best Supp. Actress (Linda Hunt). 13 Nominations
1983: New York Film Critics Circle: Best Supporting Actress (Linda Hunt)
1983: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Supporting Actress (Linda Hunt)
1983: Kansas City Film Critics Circle Awards: Best Supp. Actress (Linda Hunt)
1983: National Board of Review: Best Supporting Actress (Linda Hunt)
1983: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
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