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on June 14, 2015
Burma’s political movement is a natural result against high pressure military government which disregard basic human rights and kill people like animals.

The special part of this political movement is Aung San Suu Kyi who after receive well education and live England for many years can lead people in Burma to truly know what is democracy by using her authority as the daughter of country independent father Aung San. And she did it and make most people in Burma know and trust democracy which is also the will of his father. This is a really impressive democracy movement and Aung San Suu Kyi’s non-violent political movement call makes it even more convincing.

The moving part of this film is beautifully depicting a female political leader inner motion, which is absolutely special since political leader is generally male and usually willing to scarify his family to his political ambition. However, as a mother and wife, it is not that easy to sustain separation from husband and son which is what love and motherhood means. This film perfectly explain why Suu Kyi refuse to come back to England with her family and her struggle to balance family and political dream. You cannot never imagine political struggle can be so elegant, beautiful and also heart-striking at the same time.

Aung San Suu Kyi with flowers who seems weak to solider with guns can win Burma’s people’s heart (even solider himself) is simply because a fair, productive and loving society is universal dream for everyone, which i think what Luc Besson want to tell us. For people living developed country like west Euro or North America, it seems not that impressive. But if you have actual living experience in many high pressure society in East Asia, you can certainly understand why it is so eager to improve society.

After all, Luc Besson is talent screen builder who represent bloody military compression and peaceful protest, Suu kyi with flowers and solider with guns, the sound of weapon and the sound of piano making you feel the hope but also pain.
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on November 18, 2012
When you watch the Making of The Lady featurette included with this DVD, you realize that this was Michelle Yeoh's project, and her focus was on the love story between Aung Sun Suu Kyi, her husband Michael and their two sons. She succeeds in painting a tear-inducing portrayal of the powerful bonds holding Suu's family together, but we are left scratching our heads over her decision to stay in Burma during her husband's terminal illness, with the hindsight of history, knowing that it has taken another 14 years sine Michael Aris's passing for the junta in Burma to finally permit true democratic elections and seat Suu as a member of the national parliament - but not as the leader of a democratic nation. The focus, overall, is really just on Suu, while we get painfully little about who else in the political opposition from academia, the military or the Karen rebellion have been working to bring change to Burma. We do get a clear picture of the cold blooded violence of the junta and there is some lush cinematography of Rangoon and the Burmese countryside, which director Luc Besson tells us in the featurette he and two cameramen were able to surreptitiously obtain while posing as mere tourists with handheld digital cameras on a visit to Burma - apparently the military junta was unaware of who Besson was and what project he was working on.

One comes away from this film knowing more about the courageous Lady who has sacrificed so much to try to bring her nation into the democratic fold of the modern world and who has stood as the symbol of hope for her nation. When you realize how few of us are truly willing to make such a dangerous stand - and she knew just how treacherous this was, having had her father brutally assassinated in the aftermath of leading a successful campaign for Burma's independence - a Nobel Peace Prize is the least of the honors that could be accorded her. This film honors her request to "please use your liberty to help us gain ours."
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on December 22, 2015
Inspirational and shows enduring love for her family yet the struggle for her enduring love for the people of Burma. She shows such grace and keeps the upper hand in the movie while loosing precious moments and times with her family which at least the father knows and is in agreement with for her not to give up. Well written and appreciated for those who are imprisoned who made this film possible. Shows that we still have a fight on our hands with countries not willing to concede freedom/freedoms to their people, even our own if we continure to let our government take away our rights.
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on June 12, 2017
Good docudrama, something that many should see to understand the struggles other countries go through.
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on January 30, 2017
Beautiful film in every way The story of Sue is factual and demonstrates the courage and commitment that it took to topple the oppressive government of Myanmar. This film was featured at the SonomaFilm Festival two years ago and I can not believe it has not received wide distribution. It is a must see film for its beauty, great cast and Luc Besson's direction.
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on October 22, 2016
Michelle Yeoh is outstanding as Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy in Burma. David Thewlis is also excellent in the role of her husband, Michael Aris. We learn in this movie of the story of her struggle to created democratic change in Burma, along with the personal sacrifices involved in staying true to that struggle.
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on June 12, 2014
I saw this movie while I was visiting Burma and wanted a copy for myself. Aun Sung Suu Kyi is alive, 70 years old, and a member of parliament in Myanmar and her supporters are hoping to change the constitution so she can run for prime minister again. Although she has 75% of the people supporting her it may not be enough to take down the oppressive military government that held her on house arrest for 12 years in the past.
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on December 1, 2015
Another awesome but sad movie about real life! Simply fantastic! My opinion!
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on August 22, 2016
Powerful movie with a lot of emotional impact. I learned a lot about Auk San Su KYI (I never get the name right) and Burma's history. Left me we wanting to know more. She is certainly a classy lady who sacrificed a lot for her beliefs.
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on December 6, 2015
Wow! What a powerful film! A Lady in power hoping and fighting for peace and not giving in to violence. I really enjoyed this film, it really moved me. I highly recommend it!
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