The Lady

From House Arrest to Parliament


The Lady
This biopic takes a look at the life of Burmese dissident Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end.

132 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Violence).
Biographical, Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse, Susan Wooldridge, Benedict Wong
Director
Luc Besson
ScreenplayRebecca Frayn
MusicEric Serra
CinematographyThierry Arbogast
EditingJulien Rey
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byCanal+, Europa Corp., France 2 Cinema, France Television, Left Bank Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreHistorical, drama
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFairly frequent, bloody, brutal and disturbing
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseVery mild, infrequent alcohol and abuse
CommentsThis movie tells the true story of the fight for democracy in Burma by a brave woman against a tyrannical and cruel regime.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconPoignant look at Burmese icon.
10
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconStryd vir vryheid puik uitgebeeld.
15
Cape Times
David Rooney quote iconWooden telling of true story fails its inspiring heroine.
10
Box Office
Vadim Rizov quote iconLuc Besson's biopic is the kind of deadly-dull affair that does a disservice to the cause it's hoping to advance.
3
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
13
Metacritic.com
21 critics
9
Movie Review Intelligence
26 critics
10

What the People say

Internet
3052 Netizens quote iconElegant story-telling, powerful film
14

Average .. 53%

11

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