|The Year of Living Dangerously|
|Directed by||Peter Weir|
|Produced by||Jim McElroy|
|Written by||Christopher Koch (novel)|
|Music by||Maurice Jarre|
|Editing by||William M. Anderson|
|Release date(s)||January 21, 1983|
|Running time||117 minutes|
|Budget||$6,000,000 (est. Peter Lindsay Weir AM (born 21 August 1944 is an Australian Film director. James Charles McElroy Jr (born October 4, 1953 in Cotton Plant Arkansas) is an American former professional Basketball player Christopher John Koch AO Australian novelist was born in Hobart in 1932 David Keith Williamson AO (born 19 February 1942 is one of Australia's most well-known playwrights Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3 1956 Sigourney Weaver (born October 8, 1949) is an Academy Award -nominated American actress, best known for her roles as Lt Michael George Murphy (born May 5, 1938) is an American film and television actor Linda Hunt (born April 2, 1945) is an American film stage and television Actress. Maurice Jarre (born in Lyon France, September 13 1924). is a French Composer and conductor. Russell Boyd ( April 21, 1944 in Victoria Australia) is an Academy Award winning Australian Cinematographer. William M Anderson (born March 12, 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland) is an Irish Film editor who was nominated for the Events 1189 - Philip II of France and Richard I of England begin to assemble troops to wage the Third Crusade. Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been )|
|Gross revenue||$10,278,575 (USA)|
The Year of Living Dangerously is a 1982 Peter Weir film adapted from the novel of the same name by its author Christopher Koch, Weir, and David Williamson. The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been Peter Lindsay Weir AM (born 21 August 1944 is an Australian Film director. This article is about the novel See The Year of Living Dangerously for the film Christopher John Koch AO Australian novelist was born in Hobart in 1932 David Keith Williamson AO (born 19 February 1942 is one of Australia's most well-known playwrights The story is about a love affair set in Indonesia during the overthrow of President Sukarno. The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia. Indonesia's transition to the " New Order " in the mid-1960s ousted the country's first president Sukarno after 22 years in the position It follows a group of foreign correspondents in Jakarta on the eve of an attempted coup by the Communist Party of Indonesia on September 30, 1965 and during the beginning of the violent reprisals by the military that killed hundreds of thousands. The Communist Party of Indonesia (in Indonesian: Partai Komunis Indonesia, PKI) was the largest non-ruling Communist party in the world prior Events 1399 - Henry IV is proclaimed King of England. 1744 - France and Spain defeat the Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar.
The film stars Mel Gibson as Guy Hamilton, an Australian journalist, Sigourney Weaver as Jill Bryant, a British Embassy officer. Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3 1956 Sigourney Weaver (born October 8, 1949) is an Academy Award -nominated American actress, best known for her roles as Lt It also stars Linda Hunt as the male dwarf Billy Kwan, Gibson's local photographer contact, for which role she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Linda Hunt (born April 2, 1945) is an American film stage and television Actress. Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role is one of the Academy Awards of Merit presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS The film was shot in both Australia and the Philippines and includes Australian actors Bill Kerr as Colonel Henderson and Noel Ferrier as Wally O'Sullivan. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP Bill Kerr (born 1922 is an Australian film and television actor Noel Ferrier AM (born 20 December 1930 in Melbourne, died 16 October 1997 in Sydney) was an Australian television personality stage and film actor raconteur and
It was banned from being shown in Indonesia until 1999. The title The Year of Living Dangerously is a quote which refers to a famous Italian phrase used by Sukarno; vivere pericoloso, meaning "living dangerously". Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. Sukarno ( June 6, 1901 – June 21, 1970) was the first President of Indonesia. Sukarno borrowed the line for the title of his National Day speech of August 17, 1964. Events 986 - A Byzantine army was destroyed in the pass of Trajan's Gate by the Bulgarians under the Comitopuli Year 1964 ( MCMLXIV) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the 1964 Gregorian calendar.
Guy Hamilton, a neophyte foreign correspondent for an Australian network, arrives in Jakarta on assignment. He meets the close-knit members of the foreign correspondent community including journalists from the UK, the US and New Zealand, diplomatic personnel, and a Chinese-Australian dwarf of high intelligence and moral seriousness, Billy Kwan.
Guy is initially unsuccessful because his predecessor, tired of life in Indonesia, had departed without introducing Hamilton to his contacts, and Guy receives only limited sympathy from the journalist community, which competes for scraps of information from Sukarno's government, the (Communist) PKI and the conservative Muslim military. However, Billy Kwan takes a liking to Guy and gets him interviews.
Billy introduces Guy to Jill Bryant, a beautiful young assistant at the British embassy. Billy and Jill are close friends, and Billy subtly manipulates Guy and Jill's encounters and, after initially resisting Guy because she's returning to the UK, Jill falls in love with an equally smitten Guy. This scandalous news is subsequently all over the foreigners' community.
Jill discovers that the Communist Chinese are arming the PKI and passes this information to Guy to save his life, but Guy wants to cover the Communist rebellion that will occur when the arms shipment reaches Jakarta. Billy and Jill are shocked by this and withdraw their friendship, leaving Guy with the American journalist Pete Curtis, and Guy's assistant, who is secretly PKI.
Guy is quietly shanghaied by his assistant and driver to keep him from harm and protect the information. Upon returning to Jakarta, Guy plumbs the depths with Curtis but then realizes his folly.
Billy, outraged by Sukarno's failure to meet the needs of most Indonesians including a woman he's helped who has lost her child, decides to hang an illegal sign from the Western hotel but is thrown from the window by security men, and dies in Guy's arms. His death is also witnessed by Jill.
Guy, who is still in search of "the big story" then visits the Presidential palace in search of a story after the Muslim generals, who have learned of the Communist shipment, have taken over and unleashed executions. Guy is viciously struck down by an Army officer, detaching his retina.
Resting alone in Billy's bungalow, Guy recalls a passage from the Bhagavad Gita ("all is clouded by desire") that Billy told him. Kumar visits him and brings him up to date on the coup attempt. Risking permanent damage to his eye, he implores Kumar to drive him to the airport, and Guy boards the last plane out of Jakarta and is reunited with Jill.
As a sprawling epic backed by MGM with a $6 million budget, The Year of Living Dangerously was by far the most ambitious Australian film undertaken to date and was the first co-production of Australia and a Hollywood studio. Although originally set to be filmed in Jakarta, permission to film in Indonesia was denied, so the bulk of the movie was filmed in the Philippines. Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta) is the Capital and largest city of Indonesia. The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP Then death threats against Peter Weir and Mel Gibson from Muslims who believed the film would be anti-Islam forced the production to move to Australia. Peter Lindsay Weir AM (born 21 August 1944 is an Australian Film director. Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3 1956 For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. 
Mel Gibson described his character Guy, saying, “He's not a silver-tongued devil. Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson, AO (born January 3 1956 He's kind of immature and he has some rough edges and I guess you could say the same for me. ”