Aung San Suu Kyi, born in Burma, watched her father die when she was three years old. Her father had lead Burma into independence from the British empire in 1947, as well as founding the modern Burmese army. But in that same year, he was assassinated by his rivals.
Twenty six years later, Suu is living in England with a loving husband and two children. She is forced back to Burma, due to her mother's ailing health. Suu's mother, Khin Kyi, became a prominent political figure in the newly formed Burmese government that rose from the country's new independence. In 1960, she was appointed Burmese ambassador to India and Nepal.
When Suu visits, she is encouraged to lend her support to the pro-democracy movement, which she agrees to do, founding the National League for Democracy in 1988, winning the general election. However, the military are against what Suu wants to do and so they place her under house arrest for more than a decade.
Suu's husband, Michael and their sons, fight to make sure that Suu's fight for freedom does not go unnoticed by the public which eventually becomes a factor to her winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991.
The Lady is based on the true story of the real Aung San Suu Kyi and is directed by Luc Besson (Nikita; The Fifth Element).
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Benedict Wong and William Hope
Directed by: Luc Besson
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