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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.

Director:

Luc Besson

Writer:

Rebecca Frayn (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Markus Waldow Markus Waldow ... Reporter
Michelle Yeoh ... Aung San Suu Kyi
David Thewlis ... Michael Aris
Jonathan Raggett ... Kim Aris
Jonathan Woodhouse Jonathan Woodhouse ... Alexander Aris
Susan Wooldridge ... Lucinda Philips
Benedict Wong ... Karma
Htun Lin Htun Lin ... General Ne Win
Agga Poechit Agga Poechit ... Than Shwe
Donatienne Dupont Donatienne Dupont ... Marie-Laure Aris
Phoe Zaw Phoe Zaw ... Aung San - the Father
Marian Yu Marian Yu ... Daw Khin Kyi - the Mother
May May ... Mon Mon
Ko Ko Win Aung Ko Ko Win Aung ... Red Scarf Captain
Thein Win Thein Win ... U Kyi Maung
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Storyline

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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | UK

Language:

English | Burmese

Release Date:

30 November 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor, honor y libertad See more »

Filming Locations:

France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£62,440 (United Kingdom), 30 December 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$355,391
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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Spine-tingling joy to watch this movie!
5 February 2012 | by kongjrSee all my reviews

Ang Sang Suu Kyi is one of my most favorite political figures (I'm probably not alone on it), I hesitated whether I should go and see this movie, fearing it may not match my impression of Daw Ang Sang gathered from previous news footages and biography.

It was amazing to see Michelle Yeoh as Ang Sang Suu Kyi, the act was elegantly presented, the way how Michelle put her hand on the waist while walking gracefully, reminded me so much of the Lady, everything comes natural, nothing pretentious, it's a joy to see such a great act with simple body language, it even sent me a sort of spine-tingling joy when she walked on the stage to give her first public speech at Shwe Dagon People Forum.

I think Michelle did not disappoint the Lady and the people of Myanmar.

The storyline may be oversimplified but I would still rate this movie with 9, it's hard to present the whole struggle of Daw Ang Sang in a short time, but I guess most people who go and watch this movie should already have some background of what happened in real life.

I've seen the Lady in Hong Kong and found it one of the best movies of its kind.


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