The Year of Living Dangerously

1982

Peter Weir
Director

Political turmoil in Indonesia in 1965 is covered by an Australian journalist. Among his contacts is a British Embassy assistant, Jill, with whom he falls in love.

Has Peter Weir ever made a bad film? Genuinely tense and believable recreation of a coup, where the romance feels genuine and not a plot artifice. Knockout performance by Linda Hunt, and make up your own mind about which of the leads is more gorgeous (actually, it's Mel).

Maurice Jarre contributes an excellent score, which is itself eclipsed by use of a Vangelis track called L'Enfant.



17th December 1982
Cinema






18th February 1983
Cinema






27th May 1983
Cinema






22nd August 1997
DVD




2.25:1


5th February 2002
DVD




2.25:1




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Linda Hunt
Billy Kwan
Mel Gibson
Guy Hamilton
Bembol Roco
Kumar
Domingo Landicho
Hortono
Hermino De Guzman
Immigration Officer
Michael Murphy
Pete Curtis
Noel Ferrier
Wally O'Sullivan
Paul Sonkkila
Kevin Condon
Ali Nur
Ali
Dominador Robridillo
Betjak Man
Joel Agona
Palace Guard
Mike Emperio
Sukarno
Bernardo Nacilla
dwarf
Bill Kerr
Colonel Henderson
Sigourney Weaver
Jill Bryant
Coco Marantha
Pool Waiter
Kuh Ledesma
Tiger Lily
Norma Uatuhan
Ibu
Lito Tolentino
Udin
Cecily Polson
Moira
David Oyang
Hadji
Mark Egerton
Embassy Aide (Maynard)
Joonee Gamboa
Naval Officer
Pudji Waseso
Officer in Cafe
Joel Lamangan
Security Man No. 1
Mario Layco
Security Man No. 2
Jabo Djohansjan
Doctor
Agoes Widjaya Soedjarwo
Roadblock Soldier (as Agus Widjaja)
Chris Quivak
Airport Official (?)