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The Lady (2012)

The Lady

Overview


Genre

Biography, Drama

Release Date

April 13, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

127 min.

Studio

Cohen Media Group

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Don't waste your weekend watch this movie.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Luc Besson

Producer

Luc Besson, Andy Harries, Virginie Silla

Screenwriter

Rebecca Frayn

Starring

  • Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi
  • David Thewlis as Michael Aris
  • William Hope
  • Sahajak Boonthanakit
  • Teerawat Mulvilai
  • Antony Hickling
  • Jonathan Raggett
  • Jonathan Woodhouse
  • Susan Wooldridge
  • Benedict Wong

Story


A biopic of Burmese pro-democracy politician and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. It will chart her remarkable journey from housewife bringing up her children in Oxford to taking on the power of Burma's generals by becoming opposition leader. It will be set between 1988 - when Aung San Suu Kyi left Oxford to visit her sick mother and ended up staying - and 1999, the year Aris died after being diagnosed with cancer. Aris had been forbidden from entering Burma, a decision that left Aung San Suu Kyi with the almost impossible decision of whether to stay or go.

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David Thewlis stars as Michael Aris and Michelle Yeoh stars as Aung San Suu Kyi in Cohen Media Group's The Lady (2012)
Michelle Yeoh stars as Aung San Suu Kyi in Cohen Media Group's The Lady (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..the dialogue is flat, the performances creaky and, in the wake of George Clooney's much more sophisticated The Ides of March, its depiction of the political world borders on cartoonish..”
by Damon Wise [The Guardian]
“..boast handsome visuals, the South Asian landscapes nicely contrasted with the gray stone structures of Oxford. But despite composer Eric Serra's strenuous efforts to instill some emotional sweep, the earnest film can't escape its dramatic inertia..”
by David Rooney [Hollywood Reporter]