balibo

“Balibo is tragic, dramatic and enraging”

Sydney Morning Herald

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Drama

111 min

2009

Robert Connolly

synopsis

East Timor, 1975: Five Journalists Are Missing. One Man Searches For The Truth. One Man Fights For Justice As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian-based journalists go missing. Four weeks later, veteran foreign correspondent Roger East is lured to East Timor by the young and charismatic José Ramos-Horta to tell the story of his country and investigate the fate of the missing men. As East’s determination to uncover the truth grows, the threat of invasion intensifies and an unlikely friendship develops between the last foreign correspondent in East Timor and the man who will become President. BALIBO is a political thriller that tells the true story of crimes that have been covered up for over thirty years.

cast:

Anthony LaPaglia, Oscar Isaac, Damon Gameau, Gyton Grantley

crew:

Robert Connolly, David Williamson, John Maynard

fan quotes:

"Great film, well worth the watch!" - John Smith

film links:

Balibo Website

 

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