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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)
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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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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From House Arrest to Parliament See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

While the movie was being filmed - at least in Bangkok - the working title was "Dans la Lumiere" ("Into the Light"). See more »

Goofs

Discussing the Nobel Peace Prize, Professor Finnis says he will contact "Vaclav Havel and his committee". While Havel is rumored to have declined a nomination himself and suggested Aung San Suu Kyi, he certainly never sat on a Nobel Committee. See more »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No.23
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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A must see movie
12 June 2012 | by JohnRayPetersonSee 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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

France | UK | Thailand

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

Gross USA:

$355,391

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,832,142
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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