R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
In a 2005 interview, Natalie Portman recalled how she had to train herself to "cry on cue" during filming. For her first emotional scene - when Mathilda finds her family dead and goes to Léon's door for help - she was unable to produce the necessary tears. Luc Besson solved... ...
Allora, come stai, Leone?
Tony: OK. OK. Let's talk business.
Stansfield has never met Léon, nor - at least on-screen - has he seen his picture. Yet, near the end of the film, he catches a brief glimpse of him from a distance and recognizes him.
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