Enthralling Teaser Trailer for Luc Besson's 'The Lady' Unveiled Online

August 23, 2011
Source: Yahoo

The Lady Teaser Trailer

Whoa. That was my first thought watching this new teaser trailer. You wouldn't expect a biopic about the oppressed leader of Burma, known as The Lady, to be so intense/epic, but that's definitely the feeling they're going for with this. Yahoo has unveiled a teaser trailer for Luc Besson's The Lady, a film about Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, played by Michelle Yeoh, who has been kept under house arrest by her own country for years even though she won an election. This has received a lot of attention recently, as Besson had to shoot it quietly, since there's still a real opposition to Suu Kyi in the world. But this looks fantastic.

Watch the first official teaser trailer for Luc Besson's The Lady, originally found on Yahoo:

The Lady, a name for Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, focuses on the 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. Burma is controlled by a "military junta" paranoid about her popular support. She was first arrested in 1989 and spent part of the last 21 years as a prisoner in her own home, despite winning an election. The screenplay, written by Rebecca Frayn, was penned after 18 months of interviews with Suu Kyi's relatives and friends. The Lady was quietly directed by French filmmaker Luc Besson (The Big Blue, La Femme Nikita, Leon, Fifth Element, Angel-A, Adèle Blanc-Sec) and is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival next month.

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Surprised she isn't dead yet really. Looks good.

Crapola on Aug 23, 2011


Looking forward to this

Loser on Aug 24, 2011


A biopic by Luc Besson?  Color me interested!

Outlander on Aug 24, 2011


Very promising. I love Michelle.

Gianni Persello on Aug 24, 2011

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