216. The Lady (2011)

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8.5 Impressive biopic
  • Acting 8.7
  • Directing 8.4
  • Story 8.5
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Starring: Michelle Yeoh, David Thewlis, Jonathan Raggett

Director: Luc Besson

Running Time: 132 mins


The Lady is a British/French film that follows the life of the Burmese pro-democratic woman, Aung San Suu Kyi, and the turmoil she experienced in leaving her family behind in England to help her country voice their wishes for democracy.

This was absolutely fascinating to watch. As well as being extremely true to the story of the life of Suu Kyi, the film managed to be extremely dramatic and exciting to watch.

This has to be one of my favourite true story films ever, just because of the way it was presented so realistically, the fantastic performance given my Michelle Yeoh, and the fantastic setting of the film, which made it seem exactly like you were in Burma watching her life progress.

Overall, I’ll give this an 8.5 because it was one of the most interesting and engrossing films I have ever seen, and as well as being very true, it was also very dramatic and emotional to watch.

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