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The Screen Guide

A tense political thriller, BALIBO recreates events surrounding the shooting of five Australian journalists during Indonesia's invasion of East Timor in 1975. BALIBO is told through the eyes of a sixth Australian, Roger East (Anthony LaPaglia), who is lured to East Timor by José Ramos-Horta (Oscar Isaac) to investigate the truth behind the death of the five men. BALIBO is the first feature film to be made in the newly independent Timor-Leste of which Nobel Peace Prize winner, José Ramos-Horta is President.


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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Robert Connolly
Robert Connolly  David Williamson
Writer of original material
Jill Jolliffe
John Maynard  Rebecca Williamson
Executive Producers
Andrew Myer  Anthony LaPaglia  Paul Wiegard  Andrew Barlow
Dir. of Photography:
Tristan Milani ACS
Nick Meyers
Anthony LaPaglia - Oscar Isaac - Gyton Grantley - Damon Gameau - Nathan Phillips - Mark Winter - Thomas Wright - Bea Viegas
Drama, Thriller
Production Company
Balibo Film Pty Ltd
Australian Sales
Footprint Films Pty Ltd
International Sales
ContentFilm International

Screen Australia Supported

  • Production support
  • Marketing support

Selected Awards & Festivals