The Lady details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||David Thewlis, Michelle Yeoh, William Hope, Sahajak Boonthanakit|
|Studio:||ENTERTAINMENT IN VIDEO|
|Collections:||April - Drama|
|Run time:||2 hours 7 minutes|
|Rental release:||23 Apr 2012|
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inspiring story of Aung San Suu Kyi's amazing courageBy PoloBeanScotland (32 reviews) , 07 Jan 2012
[Highly rated reviewer]Get your tissues - it's a real tear-jerker. The film is really well-done, amazing how Besson makes you feel as if you're there in Burma. Thewlis and Yeoh are just wonderful as Aris and Suu Kyi. I think Besson has done a great job in distilling the complexities of the recent history of Burma into an engaging and gripping film. He has resisted the temptation to dwell on the psychological pressure of Suu Kyi's lengthy house arrest and instead focuses on her relationships with ordinary Burmese people, with the activists of the National League for Democracy and with her family, and of course the generals. This is a quality production with many moving moments which depicts faithfully the inspiring story of Aung San Suu Kyi's amazing courage. If anything, it seems a shame the story does not follow events right up to the present day, as there is still so much going on, but perhaps there will be a sequel...?
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An important & memorable storyBy goochy (1 review) , 06 Nov 2013This is an excellent film and highly recommended, expecially to those who wish to be informed about the struggles that Aung San Suu Kyi faced with such courage in Burma. The scenery is stunning and the acting is very fine. Do view the extra features which are particulary worthwhile. Altogether very memorable.
The Steel OrchidBy Concreteman (8 reviews) , 22 Oct 2013Best film I've seen in years (and I'm not into 'love stories' per se) - the acting excellent, so realistic you think 'you're there'. The story of a very tough lady and her family - against all the odds.
I enjoyed thisBy a customer , 22 Jul 2013
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideI really enjoyed this and was amazed at how unselfish they both were, sacrificing their love for the sake of her country. His support and her courage were impressive.
I'm so glad this film was madeBy Ladygib (8 reviews) , 14 Jun 2013Amazing story well told. My children watched this with me and was a great way for them to understand the wonderful work of the lady.
Interesting & InspiringBy mad_about_french_films (13 reviews) , 01 Jun 2013Really enjoyed watching this movie about Aung San Suu Kyi. The story starts in Oxford and moves to her house, in Barma/Myanmar. Not knowing much about Suu and Barma, this was very interesting movie. And a sad one too. I would recommend watching 'extras' on the DVD too, because this explains how difficult it was to film in Barma (director didn't have any permission). It also explains how difficult life in Barma is (was).