Watch The Year of Living Dangerously
- 1 hr 57 min
The Year of Living Dangerously is a 1982 drama about the overthrow of President Sukarno in Indonesia in the 1960s. The film is directed by Peter Weir and starred Mel Gibson. Gibson plays Australian journalist Guy Hamilton. Linda Hunt wone the 1983 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, Hunt played a local male photographer named Billy Kwan. The film is set in 1965 in Jarkarta, Indonesia. The basic plot of the film focuses on the eve of an attempted coup by a radical group called the 30 September Movement. Guy Hamilton is only one of a group of foreign journalists following the political events and violence. The film emphasizes the brutality of the Sukarno regime and the violence of the coup that brought Suharto to power. It was banned in Indonesia until 1999.