What movies have been set in Myanmar?


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Movies set in Myanmar, or Burma, include "Never So Few," Obective, Burma!" "Rambo" and "The Purple Plain." The most recent film to be set in Myanmar is "The Lady" which follows the story of Aung San Suu Kyi during Myanmar's pro-democracy movement.

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"Objective, Burma!" was released in 1945 and starred Errol Flyn as Captain Nelson. The film was nominated for three Oscars including Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing and Best Music. It was originally banned in the UK after one week due to military protests.

"The Purple Plain" was directed by Robert Parrish and starred Gregory Peck. In 1954 it was nominated for four BAFTA awards, including Best British Actor, Best British Film, Best British Screenplay and Best Film. This film is notable for actually being shot in Sri Lanka.

Sylvester Stallone's fourth "Rambo" film also takes place in Myanmar. It was released in 2008 and was not received well in the country. The film was banned in Myanmar and bootleg copies became a huge selling item. Due to its harsh look at the Burmese leaders, many Burmese Freedom Fighters adopted a popular quote from the film "Live for nothing, or die for something."

Other films set in Myanmar include "Burma Convoy," "Mandalay" and "Rangoon Rowdy."

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