- France / UK
- 2h 12min
- Directed by: Luc Besson
- Cast: Michelle Yeoh David Thewlis, Jonathan Woodhouse
- Language: English, Burmese
- UK release: 30 December 2011
It takes some doing to rob the biopic of Nobel prize-winning Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi of drama and tension, but that's exactly what Besson manages here. The story of her romance with Oxford academic Michael Aris is mishandled too, making this an entirely wasted opportunity.
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Interview: Michelle Yeoh on filming The Lady21 Dec 2011
Luc Besson biopic of iconic pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi
Former Malaysian beauty queen Michelle Yeoh started her acting career co-starring with Jackie Chan in the likes of Supercop. She made her English-language debut opposite Pierce Brosnan’s James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies before returning to China to…
The Lady9 Dec 2011
Aung San Suu Kyi biopic does nothing to alleviate Luc Besson's downward course
(TBC) tbcmin Luc Besson is best known for his action adventures such as The Fifth Element, The Big Blue and Leon. The French director’s career has been in decline in recent years and this jump into serious drama has done nothing to alleviate this…
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