The Lady (2011)

Cast: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis
Director: Luc Besson

Summary: A biopic of Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the heartrending choice she had to make about whether to return to England and nurse her husband who was dying of cancer, or to carry on fighting for democracy in Burma where the controlling military junta had grown paranoid about her popular support.

From Dark Horizons: "Luc Besson's biopic of current Burmese opposition leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi has been shot under top secret conditions in Paris, Bangkok and the UK. As time and production winds on though, it's becoming hard for Besson to keep his film a secret. A release for this Fall in the UK is already locked in though, which means the attention will only become more focused from here on out."

Director Besson talks of what compelled him to tell her story:
It is the fight of a woman without any weapons, just her kindness and her mentality. [Suu Kyi] is very Gandhi like. She says we should have the right to decide our future, we should have the right to express ourselves. She is asking for things we all have and don’t even think about any more.
How often in history do you have a person, a woman, who never curses, never steals anything, never does anything illegal and you put her under house arrest for 24 years, it is just insane.

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