The Year of Living Dangerously ()

directed by Peter Weir
featuring Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt, Michael Murphy, Bill Kerr

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Mel Gibson stars in this period political thriller directed by Peter Weir. Set in Indonesia during the 1965 coup against President Sukarno, the film stars Gibson as Guy Hamilton, an Australian wire-service reporter 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 ...

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rueby

Oct 30, 2008

Journalist Ethics

It is a story about an Australian Journalist in Indonesia just before the VietNam police action. The plot lies around the suffering of the people while the rich get richer.
I enjoyed the story.
Hunt played an amazing part and received an Oscar for it.
Gibson and Weaver are sooo young.
It is a very good story for a journalist to understand ethics/morals.

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