The Lady

(2012)

The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end.

A story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today. The Lady was written over a period of three years by Rebecca Frayn. Interviews with key figures in Aung San Suu Kyi's entourage enabled her to reconstruct for the first time the true story of Burma's national heroine.

Third ‘The Lady’ Trailer

Director Luc Besson takes a wildly divergent turn from his usual action fare to direct The Lady, an extraordinary story that follows the life of Aung San Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh) and her husband, Michael Aris. Filmed in secret, this is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma's democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a backdrop of political turmoil that continues today. We have the third trailer from this emotional and powerful drama. Check it out below.

The Lady was released April 11th, 2012.

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Second ‘The Lady’ Trailer

The second trailer for director Luc Besson's Aung San Suu Kyi biopic The Lady has arrived, which offers a peak into the showcase performance by Michelle Yeoh. To take a look at this Oscar-worthy contender, click on the clip below.

The Lady was released April 11th, 2012.

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‘The Lady’ Trailer

"A country. A power. A destiny. The Lady!" Luc Besson directs Michelle Yeoh as Aung San Suu Kyi in the powerful new biopic The Lady. The film recounts how Aung San Suu Kyi led the opposition against the Burmese military junta that arrested her in 1989, and how she spent 15 of the last 21 years under house arrest. Eurocorp has released the first teaser trailer, which you can check out below.

The Lady was released April 11th, 2012.

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First Look at ‘The Lady’ Footage

Director Luc Besson recently made an appearance on the CNN news network to discuss his secretive new project The Lady, which doesn't have a released date slated as of yet. The first footage from The Lady was shown during the director's interview segment, where he discussed how he became involved in this drama starring Michelle Yeoh as Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi, and why he shot the movie in secret locations. Click on the video player below to learn more about The Lady.

The Lady was released April 11th, 2012.

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Luc Besson Continues Shooting ‘The Lady’ in Secret

Acclaimed director Luc Besson is currently having to shoot his upcoming biopic of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi titled The Lady on the sly in Paris. Because of the story's political themes, Besson has decided to keep his production under wraps, as to not worsen Aung San Suu Kyi's current situation.

Michelle Yeoh has been cast as Aung San Suu Kyi, a reluctant Burmese politician who had been kept under house arrest for the past fifteen years, until being freed last November. The story of the film will follow Suu Kyi's decision to stay in Burma and fight for Democracy as opposed to returning to England to take care of her husband (played by David Thewlis), who was dieing of cancer at the time. Though she has been released, Suu Kyi could go back to prison at any moment.

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‘The Lady’ Images Featuring Michelle Yeoh!

Take a look at the first images of Michelle Yeoh (via Collider) as Nobel Peace Prize winner and pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in director Luc Besson's biopic The Lady (previously titled Into the Light).

David Thewlis plays her academic husband, Dr. Michael Aris. Aung San Suu Kyi led the opposition against the Burmese military junta that arrested her in 1989, and spent 15 years of the last 21 years under house arrest. The film's title is how the population referred to Aung San Suu Kyi (The Lady) once Burmese officials banned the utterance of her name.

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