The Lady


A story about Burma's democracy movement.

Having spent the last two decades under house arrest in her native Burma, you’d think pro-democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi had suffered enough.

Sadly, her ordeal continues thanks to this biopic recording the period of detention that stopped her being at her husband’s deathbed.

Director Luc Besson strives to reposition this as a tragic romance. Yet thanks to Rebecca Frayn’s verbose screenplay, David Thewlis’ unintentionally comic turn as leading lady Michelle Yeoh’s hubby and the static nature of Suu Kyi’s plight, he’s made a ordinary portrait of a lady who’s anything but.

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