The film is about the life of Aung San Suu Kyi (Yeoh) who spent more than a decade under house arrest. David Thewlis portrays Suu Kyi's husband, Dr. Michael Aris. Rebecca Frayn began working on the project after she and her husband, producer Andy Harries, visited Burma in the early 1990s.Harries' production company Left Bank Pictures began development of the script in 2008 under the working title Freedom from Fear. Harries wanted Michelle Yeoh as the lead and had the script sent to her.

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  1. Rebecca Frayn


  2. Luc Besson


Top Billed Cast

  1. Michelle Yeoh

    Michelle Yeoh

    Aung San Suu Kyi

  2. David Thewlis

    David Thewlis

    Michael Aris

  3. Jonathan Raggett

    Jonathan Raggett

    Kim Aris

  4. Jonathan Woodhouse

    Jonathan Woodhouse

    Alexander Aris

  5. Benedict Wong

    Benedict Wong

    Karma Phuntsho

  6. Susan Wooldridge

    Susan Wooldridge

    Lucinda Philips

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 15m

Budget -

Revenue $3,759,582.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • April 10, 2012
    R, Theatrical



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