1) Scene 1: General Ne Win hands Aung San Suu Kyi over to his military commander

What is taking place in the opening of this scene? What are General Ne Win’s concerns?

She will get internal support and in her own country, so revolution/ uprising, caused blood shed, doesn’t want anymore attention on his country, hes scared he will be pushed out of power by her. she is being tipped for world peace prize so is recognized globally.

How does General Ne Win’s military commander react to his his superior’s concerns?

he wants to cut her off from the rest of the world so that she loses her influence on the rest of the world. get authrority

What do you see? (visual techniques)

High military status, shows high status in board room, red  card to show Communism. his office and costume show wealth, all flags are military on the wall – military first.

What do you hear? (verbal techniques)

card, non digetic, eerie as he is the one being superstitious, he is now the reader, the music shows he is being lead by his own superstitions. intense music

Film techniques

over the should shot- general

close up- newspaper shows main focus is getting rid of her, all he can think about, shows dysfunctional leadership

close up

mid shot

extreme close up on hand with cards


2) Scene 2: Cutting off Aung San Suu Kyi from the world

What is happening in this scene?

the military are moving through putting barbed wire and fences up to cut her off from society and ultimately be forgotten from the world and will no longer be a threat. they immediately take away people living in Aung San Suu Kyi apart from her children in a rushed paced which increases the anxiety in the scene. the military abuse their power. National lead for democracy.

Describe the action/activity that is taking place?


What is Aung San Suu Kyi’s reaction to the military control?

she is calm and collected,she wakes up her sons and reassures them to be not scared or afraid. she tells everyone to leave in a quiet manner and not to show violence or fight back but to be peaceful.

What do you see? (visual techniques)

red bandanna that all militarily members wear. phone cord cut which represents cutting off from England her husband and the rest of the world. ladders fences barbed wire chisels to take of number off house, taking donw the party flag. they take all documents and papers they have worked so hard to make. they arrest all members of the party. they wreck everything in the house

What do you hear? (verbal techniques)

intense music, cinema duu techniques, with little dialouge at all to percieve the intense activities that are happening in the scene. intense music, ripping and crashing of soldiers ruining everything she has fourght so hard for. when she speask to her sons it is calmig music. when military entre house it is almosh foreboding anf scary

Consider how any of the details you have listed in both scenes, reflect Luc Besson’s auteur style. List the connections.

dysfunctionsla leadership

underelly ogf society



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