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The Lady KA Rating 3 out of 5


  • Luc Besson


  • Michelle Yeoh
  • David Thewlis
  • Jonathan Raggett
  • Jonathan Woodhouse
  • Benedict Wong


Luc Besson directs this chronicle of the "Steel Orchid" - Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi. After 15 years of house arrest and continual harassment from the authorities, Aung (Michelle Yeoh) - with the support of her Oxford academic husband Michael Aris (David Thewlis) - still calmly persists in her hope for a truly democratic country. The two leads deliver strong, sympathetic performances while Besson's ravishing visuals strike an ironic counterpoint to the bullying oppression of the ruling junta.

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