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The story of Burmese hero Aung San Suu Kyi in The Lady" tells
It' s a heart-rending romance in a bursting romantic saga, but in the wobbly eyes of Luc Besson - who is best known for theatrical movies like The Taken and The Professional - she can't be completely satisfied either. A large part of the film's history of the democratic movements of the twenty-first Century in Burma is narrated in flashbacks, beginning in the latter part of the 1940', when pro-independence general Aung Sun is murdered.
Aung San Suu Kyi, his only child, performed by Michelle Yeoh (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), is married to Oxford Asian Studies scholar Michael Aris (British playwright David Thewlis), and the two live with their young in England when Suu Kyi is waved at her mother's death bed back in 1988 in Rangoon.
But we don't notice much of this family's psychological pains, not because neither Yeoh nor Thewlis were unable to convey them, but because Besson and screenwriter Rebecca Frayn (best known for her TV work, and Whose Baby?) instead concentrated on the lengthy legislative detail of Suu Kyi's efforts to get her released from home detention and an unlimited visit from her entireily.
As Aung San Suu Kyi in "The Woman". When Suu Kyi received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991, much of the rest of the rest of the world began to become attentive to the Burmese war. Recent incidents there, such as Suu Kyi's dismissal from prison, the break-up of the governing regime and her party's victory in gaining 40 out of 45 parliament chairs early this past the film's time line in a dramatic way.
Nevertheless, it is nice to see how Yeoh plays a major part and succeeds in channelling Suu Kyi excellently. Mostly for Burma Thailand is filling up, and the scenery - from gravelly roads to steaming jungle - gives the otherwise missing picture substance. Did you see this picture or do you intend to see it?
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