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Featuring bad audio and wobbly videoography, this is a disc that would not normally deserve such mystery - or fame - on the Rangoon highways. These are not ordinary conditions, and this is not a regular movie. Aung San Suu Kyi, the lady, Luc Besson's long-awaited biography of Burma's Opposition Party leaders, has no planned releases in Burma and is likely to be prohibited by the military-backed civil regime.
Intrepid and curious about the 66-year-old "Aunt Suu", as she is called here, who will be in parliament with her opponent National League of Democracy in April after 15 years of home detention. The Aung San Suu Kyi is being followed carefully by the global public, which welcomes the reform that has taken place since the civil administration took power last March.
The release of detainees, the signing of truces with rebel groups and the praise of her faction by a civil servant as "the governing faction one day". Aung San Suu Kyi's engagement in the world of government and how her engagement has been testing her wedding with the English academic Michael Aris, acted by David Thewlis, follows the movie with the Malay actress Michelle Yeoh.
The pirate copy has been available in Rangoon for month. It' so badly photocopied that it's almost invisible, but whole stands have been built to distribute the movie, which cost 50 pence. Yangon schoolteacher Khin Zaw says the movie could "open the eye " of the outside worlds to Burma.
I' ve seen foreigners who didn't even know where Burma was," says May Khaing, an actress. Maybe the movies will fix that. "But it'?s not immunity from critique. "You should have been more involved in what happened back then, like the murders of members of the National League of Democracy, and less concentrated on the romance[between Aung San Suu Kyi and Aris]," Khaing says.
"Michelle Yeoh is a good actor, but it is strange when she talks Burmese. "Aung San Suu Kyi is a Burmese who has never seen the movie, Besson said. "This is a very personal and personal movie for her. Filmpiracy is widespread in Burma, where the latest versions of Hollywood rockbusters and Korea's soaps are often to be found long before they go to the cinema.
However, The Lady is a strange case that is being marketed in a specific DVDs pack along with other forbidden movies, among them 2008's Rambos IV, in which Sylvester Stallone was played against the then army juntas; Aung San Suu Kyi's speech; Zarganar, a recently freed politician; and the 1995 Beyond Rangoon, a largely neglected 1988 riot movie, which has become a cultural icon among the country's democrats.
There was a small but significant easing of Burma's law of censure last year, with YouTube, Hotmail and many other websites being released for the first a year by the country's first ISP. However, the state has a rigorous agency of censure that movies made in Burma, the second impoverished Asian state, are generally hygienic representations of the world.
In January, a movie fest proposed that filmmakers strike back. A satirical report on a gov' t censure comittee, Ban That Scene won the grand prix at the Art of Freedom in Rangoon after she competed against other movies that criticize the former army junt. Aung San Suu Kyi participated in the event organized by Zarganar, a 51-year-old comic, who was imprisoned four years ago for talking to international theatres.
Last year he was freed together with some 200 police detainees in a general pardon. "Zarganar said to Burma's Mizzima Newspaper. "Whether the woman will be set free in Burma could be the next big test of an upcoming democrat. Many Burmese still hope to see the true history of Aung San Suu Kyi's inauguration.