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Luc Besson shows his political side with the latest trailer for The Lady

10.04.2011

THE LADY, Luc Besson's rare foray into straight drama, premiered last month at the Toronto International Film Festival, though I don't recall having heard any word on the film one way or the other. It will, however, be making a limited theatrical run later this year in order to qualify for the upcoming Oscars, so there must be some confidence in the material. This trailer does pretty much make the film look like Oscar bait, though I don't necessarily mean that as a negative. It simply looks good, showcasing what appears to be a broadly-told, real-life story with a seemingly strong performance from Michelle Yeoh. I look forward to seeing what Besson did with this.

THE LADY also stars David Thewlis, Susan Wooldridge, and Benedict Wong. Check out the trailer below or see it in HD over at Yahoo! Movies.

Synopsis: The Lady is the extraordinary story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. It is also the story of the peaceful quest of the woman who is at the core of Burma’s democracy movement. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. It’s 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.

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Source: Yahoo! Movies

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1:11PM on 10/05/2011
First good point: Besson DIDN'T wrote the script, so it might be good.
Second good point: Michelle Yeoh IS a REAL actress, so she'll have more than the 3 different faces Milla Jovovich had in Janne d'Arc.
BUT, every time Besson tries to do Art over Entertainment he only succeed in doing BORING movies .
First good point: Besson DIDN'T wrote the script, so it might be good.
Second good point: Michelle Yeoh IS a REAL actress, so she'll have more than the 3 different faces Milla Jovovich had in Janne d'Arc.
BUT, every time Besson tries to do Art over Entertainment he only succeed in doing BORING movies .
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10:50PM on 10/04/2011
It looks very good, very real. Interesting to see something totally serious like this from the impeccable direction of Besson. Hopefully the film will help bring more pressure on the brutal dark age thugs in control of Burma.
It looks very good, very real. Interesting to see something totally serious like this from the impeccable direction of Besson. Hopefully the film will help bring more pressure on the brutal dark age thugs in control of Burma.
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11:26AM on 10/04/2011
Luc Besson = Awesome!
Luc Besson = Awesome!
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9:40AM on 10/04/2011
This story is incredible. It's good that American audiences are going to be exposed at least a little to this woman's story. She was under house arrest for 15 years just because she was going to win an election!
This story is incredible. It's good that American audiences are going to be exposed at least a little to this woman's story. She was under house arrest for 15 years just because she was going to win an election!
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9:08AM on 10/04/2011

What the hell is this rubbish

Man this sounds so not awesome. Stick to people [link] shit up your much better at that
Man this sounds so not awesome. Stick to people [link] shit up your much better at that
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9:08AM on 10/04/2011

What the he'll is this rubbish

Man this sounds so not awesome. Stick to people [link] shit up your much better at that
Man this sounds so not awesome. Stick to people [link] shit up your much better at that
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