Laura is trying to pick up the pieces of her life after the murder of her husband and son, and goes on vacation with her sister to Burma. After losing her passport at a political rally, she is left on her own for a few days, during which time she falls in with students fighting for democracy. She and their leader, U Aung Ko, travel through Burma, while witnessing many bloody acts of repression by the dictatorship, in an attempt to escape to Thailand. Based on a true story.
It's already the rule, that movies coming from John Boorman are always at least 7/10. Beyond Rangoon is a specific movie, not everyone likes it, but it's impressive. I recommend to watch it online before you buy it. The movie is openly dreamlike, and like most dreams it moves uncertainly down a path with many turnings. The image organizer and the person responsible for the photos have chosen plain-air locations that are pleasing to the eye, despite the fact that the camera's work is quite typical, but... Show more
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