The Lady

The Lady

DVD - 2012
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This is the story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris. Despite distance, long separations, and a dangerously hostile regime, their love endures until the very end. A story of devotion and human understanding set against a background of political turmoil which continues today.
Publisher: [United States] : Mongrel Media, 2012.
Branch Call Number: DVD-AD FOREIGN LADY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 132 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Dame

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jimg2000
Aug 23, 2017

This film was on the storied life of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner Suu Kyi. It was also about the inspiring loving relationship with her husband, salient and personal aspects not reported on nightly news. As the symbol of Myanmar’s democracy, she was often compared to Nelson Mandela:

-Mandela was jailed for 27 years in various jails, most of them in a bleak cell, barely 6ft square, on Robben Island. He was released in February 1990 at 71 years old. Aung San Suu Kyi was under house arrest in her family two-story colonial villa for 15 years until she was 66 years old, end on November 2010.
-Mendela’s great grandfather was King of the Thembu people and father was a local chief and hereditary councilor to the monarch. Aung San Suu Kyi’s father was the founder of the Burmese army and mother was appointed ambassador to India in 1960.
-During his confinement starting in 1962, Mandela studied Law through a correspondence program from the University of London. He earned an LLB through the University of South Africa while in the last months of his incarceration during 1989. Aung San Suu Kyi was educated in Burma, India, and received B.A. at Oxford in 1967.

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SandraLH
May 21, 2017

Very moving story of dedication and sacrifice based on real events. No swords or martial arts for Michelle Yeoh in this movie. She is a favorite of mine. Michelle and David Thewlis (of Harry Potter fame) are well cast in their roles. Film reveals the very tragic circumstances of the people of Burma in their long struggle toward democracy.

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jonnybroom
Nov 08, 2016

This is an important story about an important person in an Asian land we know too little about. Michele Yeoh is beautiful and affecting as Aung San Suu Kyi. But the treatment of the material is occasionally cliché, and the use of music really hackneyed.

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taviwan
May 14, 2016

Good movie. I admire the sacrifice of her and her family normal life to her nation. Michelle Yeoh acted very well.

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SweetieHoney
Mar 07, 2016

Excellent. What a strong woman. What a supportive family.

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alicfern
Jul 20, 2014

Can this DVD be ordered? I could not find it in the library collection and it seems to be a really interesting film of an interesting lady!

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ckl168
Jul 04, 2014

I place a hold for this title since Jan 2013 and see only 1 copy for it. However, somehow it get lost and no one follow up to replenish it. Can somebody follow up with this issue ASAP ?

Hello ! It's been a month and nobody take it seriously about our comment ?

It's been 2 months and nobody follow up to order, what happen ?

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akirakato
Mar 18, 2014

This is a 2011 132-minute documentary-drama based on the true story of Aung San Suu Kyi and her husband, Michael Aris.
It is also an epic exquisite love story of a courageous, passionate, and freedom-loving woman and the husband and children she must give up for her country.
After 15 years under house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi was released in 2010.
Yet according to Amnesty International the Murmese military continues to have one of the worst human rights records in the world and the charges
against them include mass murder, torture, rape, and forced labor of both adults and children.
There are currently 2,100 political prisoners in detention.
Seventeen are video journalists, some of whom courageously supplied footage for this film.

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siklogik
Feb 21, 2014

Middling hagiography.

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bookwormjeph
Jan 11, 2014

A good movie if you are being introduced to the lady, but having read her biography and some of her own writings I found the movie a little contrived with wooden acting and rather light. Though it did cover the main points of influence in her journey.

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jimg2000
Aug 23, 2017

I am here to offer you a seat on the next night home. You could be with Dr. Aris by this time tomorrow. But then you will never let me return. You are free to choose, Madam. Your husband and children. Or your country.
-Now, what kind of freedom is that?
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I stand before you here today, to accept on behalf of my mother, Aung San Suu Kyi, this greatest of prizes, the Nobel Prize for Peace. Because circumstances do not permit my mother to be here in person, I will do my best to convey the sentiments I believe she would express. We must remember that the lonely struggle taking place in a heavily guarded
compound in Rangoon, is part of the much larger struggle, worldwide, for the emancipation, of the human spirit from political tyranny and psychological subjection. The lessons of the past will not be forgotten. It is our hope for the future that we celebrate today.

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