About

Australian journalist Guy Hamilton travels to Indonesia to cover civil strife in 1965. There, on the eve of an attempted coup, he befriends a Chinese Australian photographer with a deep connection to and vast knowledge of the Indonesian people and also falls in love with a British national.

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Directed by

Peter Weir

Written by

Peter Weir (Screenplay)
C.J. Koch (Screenplay)
David Williamson (Screenplay)

Runtime

115 minutes

Country

United States of America, Australia

Language

English

Tagline

A love caught in the fire of revolution.

Cast

Keywords

civil war java 1960s photography dwarf indonesia falling in love jakarta journalism embassy

Photos

Lists

#161 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

Awards

Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role