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THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY (1982)

A film by Peter Weir

Cast: Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt

The film takes us to Indonesia in the middle 1960s, a time when the Sukarno regime was shaky and the war in Vietnam was just getting started .Guy Hamilton (Mel Gibson), who is a journalist , is a slender, unappreciative , chain-smoking young man who is addicted to excitement. He doesn’t know the ropes in Indonesia, but he learns them quickly enough, from  Billy Kwan. Billy is half-Oriental and half-European, and knows everybody and can tell you where all the bodies are buried. He is a nice guy all around and becomes friends with guy. He introduce Guy to Jill Bryant (Sigourney Weaver), a British attaché with two weeks left on her tour. The revolution gets closer and the stories gets bigger. Guy and Jill becomes lovers and billy who has propose to jill one time to an other begin to fell pushed aside.

Here is great film. The film follows the 2 Pairs Billy and Guy becoming good friends. Warning it is a complex movie about complex characters more than events. It moves oolong perfectly well. great performances from the actors. The directors as done a great job here he masterfully directed a masterpiece. There are some nice moments at times beside the violence that erupt. The cinematography is exceptional. This this a must see.

 

 

 

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