The Lady

Character: Aung San Suu Kyi

Directed by: Luc Besson

Written by: Rebecca Frayn

Produced by: Virginie Besson-Silla, Andy Harries

Cast Members: Markus Waldow, Jonathan Raggett, David Thewlis

Released date: March 23, 2012 (Italy)

Language(s): English, Burmese

Genre: Biography, Drama

Duration: 2h 12min

The story of Aung San Suu Kyi as she becomes the core of Burma's democracy movement, and her relationship with her husband, writer Michael Aris.


→ From House Arrest to Parliament
→ Wife. Mother. Prisoner. Hero.


→ In June 2011, Michelle Yeoh landed in Rangoon Airport and was deported the same day. She had previously travelled to Myanmar, including in December 2010 to visit Aung San Suu Kyi with Kim Aris, Suu Kyi’s son. A Burmese official later said the actress was blacklisted and would not be able to enter Burma.
→ Michelle Yeoh studied 200 hours of video of Suu Kyi and learned Burmese for the role.

Character’s Quotes

You’d better be prepared for complete chaos.
Now, I don’t want you to be frightened, but this morning we have woken to find the house surrounded by soldiers. Perhaps it will all come to nothing, but in case I am arrested, I have made arrangements for you both to be sent back to England. So I want you to know that whatever happens, you will be well taken care of.

Script developed by Never Enough Design