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The Iron Lady

A biopic of Margaret Thatcher, Great Britain's first and only female prime minister and the first female head of state of any Western industrialized nation. The film tells a fairytale-like story about her rise to power from grocer's daughter to the leader of one of the most powerful nations on Earth.

Despite her great success as a strong woman who smashed through centuries of male-dominated global politics, Thatcher has been criticized for her handling of violence in Northern Ireland, several crippling labor strikes and her decision to enter into war with Argentina over that country's invasion of the British-owned Falkland Islands in 1982.

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