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The Lady (2011)

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The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.

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Markus Waldow ...
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Jonathan Woodhouse ...
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Htun Lin ...
General Ne Win
Agga Poechit ...
Donatienne Dupont ...
Marie-Laure Aris
Phoe Zaw ...
Aung San - the Father
Marian Yu ...
Daw Khin Kyi - the Mother
May ...
Mon Mon
Ko Ko Win Aung ...
Red Scarf Captain
Thein Win ...
U Kyi Maung
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THE LADY is an epic love story about how an extraordinary couple and family sacrifice their happiness at great human cost for a higher cause. This is the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a background of political turmoil which continues today. THE LADY also is the story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. Written by Europa Corp

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Wife. Mother. Prisoner. Hero. See more »


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Rated R for violence including some bloody images | See all certifications »

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30 November 2011 (France)  »

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Amor, honor y libertad  »

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£62,440 (UK) (30 December 2011)

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$355,391 (USA)
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At on point, Giuseppe Tornatore was considered to direct the movie. See more »

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Michael is shown in his office in November 1998 with an iMac. Whilst the iMac G3 came out in August 1998 the Tangerine version in his office was not available until January 1999. See more »

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Featured in Maltin on Movies: The Cabin in the Woods (2012) See more »

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Piano Concerto No.23
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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A must see movie
12 June 2012 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

The 1991 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi, is played wonderfully by Michelle Yeoh. I knew little about this famous person as I suspect many also didn't. The movie provides you with historical information you should be happy to learn. This kind of movie is a departure from what we are accustomed to see from director Luc Besson, and it is a pleasant discovery. Yeoh delivers a beautiful performance and so does Davis Thewlis, who plays her husband.

The movie is a truly beautiful love story, one that touches on the human spirit as few movies do. It is inspirational, nothing less. You will be moved by the story. The movie depicts the life of a people under military dictatorship and how the whole nation rallies behind the person that was destined to lead it despite all odds. You are likely to be following Aung San Suu Kyi ongoing real life story from that point on, as she is still very much the people's leader today. I could not recommend this movie more strongly.


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