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eric gould's rating of the film The Year of Living Dangerously

Peter Weir's lush yet taut political thriller is a densely-layered delight set on the cusp of Indonesia's independence thrust with a military coup d'etat. At its center Mel Gibson as a reporter and Sigourney Weaver as a British military attache assistant enter a courtship led by Billy Kwan, a photographer who help's Gibson's character on report coverage. Linda Hunt plays Billy with charm, staging a Wayang kulit play.