• 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: Father, Escape

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 65
    Ella TaylorNPR

    The accomplished actress Michelle Yeoh, who brought the project to Besson, is a regal beauty who brings off an uncanny resemblance to Suu Kyi largely through posture and the trademark flowers the activist wore in her hair. 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

  • 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

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