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The Lady, Luc Besson's latest offering, is a far cry from the French director's usual style. It's the powerful true-life story of Aung San Suu Kyi, the campaigning Burmese dissident and president-elect, and her husband Michael Aris, that may lack the visual pyrotechnics of his previous work but offers no shortage of emotional heft. Despite distance, long separations and a hostile regime, the love between Suu Kyi and her devoted husband lasts to the very end. We met with Michelle Yeoh, who plays Aung, to talk about meeting her idol, working with Besson and learning Burmese.


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