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Michelle Yeoh's 'The Lady': Watch the trailer here!

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Sweeping historical dramas about individuals standing up to oppressive regimes always manage to captivate me. The story of Aung San Suu Kyi — the leader of the pro-democracy opposition in Burma (also called Myanmar), who lived under house arrest from 1989 to 2010, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 — is particularly riveting, and judging from the newest trailer, director Luc Besson seems to have captured the scope of her efforts nicely. Well, except for this unfortunate line from a member Burmese military junta about her: “Put a lot of pressure on that woman!” But maybe it was simply lost in translation. Check out the trailer below: 

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