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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Luc Besson

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Rebecca Frayn (screenplay)
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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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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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Trivia

Michelle Yeoh studied 200 hours of video of Suu Kyi and learned Burmese for the role. 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: This Means War (2012) See more »

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Soldier of Love
Written by Sade
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in admiration of "courage and love"
4 December 2011 | by amir_rayatnazariSee all my reviews

It's an absolute success: Luc Besson has succeeded to bring you to the Burma through a deeply humanistic and political involved history. Then the two principal actors (Michelle Yeoh & David Thewlis) play very well their roles and let you feel their passion in the private life and their struggle for democracy and peace in the social life.

There are some similarities with another masterpiece of Besson "Leon: The Professional": both are in admiration of "courage and love". Aung San Suu Kyi like Leon is an alone hero fighting against tyranny and organized corrupted power. If the effort of Leon to protect the young innocent Mathilda made you feel sympathy for this individual, undoubtedly you will admire this brave woman her comfort herself and her family to defend the whole nation from the dictatorship of the military regime.

My wife and I really enjoyed the movie. The Parisian cinema was almost full and at the end gave the impression that the spectators were satisfied .One row ahead of us there was a senior couple, the old man asked: "darling did you like it for the second time?" The lady answered: "sure, could we come again to watch it for a third time?!"

P.S: It's a shame that she as the Myanmar leader has not provided the relevant response to the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. It is depressing to see how an earlier hero of peace, could become silence and indifferent in the treatment of its Rohingya minority, who according to the UN have suffered ethnic cleansing and violent attacks by Myanmar's military forces. The reel life is sadly more cruel than the movie!


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English | Burmese

Release Date:

30 November 2011 (France) See more »

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Gross USA:

$355,391

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,832,142
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2.35 : 1
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