• The Lady (2012)

The Lady

Release Date: April 13th, 2012

DVD Release Date: October 2nd, 2012

R |2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary

The daughter (Michelle Yeoh) of a martyred Burmese general returns to her homeland and becomes a proponent of democracy.

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse, Susan Wooldridge, Benedict Wong, Htun Lin, William Hope

Director: Luc Besson

Genres: Biography , Drama

Production Co: Siam Movies, France 2 Cinéma, Canal+, France Télévision, EuropaCorp, Left Bank Pictures

Keywords: Escape, Father

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Michelle OrangeMovieline

    There's something immobile at the center of The Lady, a kind of Botoxed biopic with an unlikely director - Luc Besson - manning the syringe. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    This time, though, the happy ending plays out in real life, while the screen version falls afoul of a laggardly pace, an earnest tone and a surfeit of domesticity. show more

  • 50
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Besson responded to something in the story that prompted him to step outside his comfort zone, but exactly what that was is unclear in this well-intentioned but pedestrian retelling of a stirring true story. show more

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