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USA: Cohen Media Group
UK: Entertainment Film Distributors
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett, Jonathan Woodhouse, Susan Wooldridge, Benedict Wong, Htun Lin, Agga Poechit, Lucinda Philips, Alexander Aris, Karma Phuntsho, William Hope, Sahajak Boonthanakit
Director: Luc Besson
Countries: France / UK
Language: Burmese (English subtitles)
USA & UK: 132 mins
USA Rated: R for violence including some bloody images
UK Certificate: 12A contains moderate violence and bloody moments
USA Release Date: 13 April 2012 (Limited Release)
USA Release Date: 12 December 2011 (Limited Release - Los Angeles)
UK Release Date: 30 December 2011
THE LADY, directed by Luc Besson (THE FIFTH ELEMENT), is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi (Michelle Yeoh) and her husband, Michael Aris (David Thewlis) . It is also the epic story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democratic 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.