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.
This is Natalie Portman's motion picture debut. She was 11 when she was cast.
Allora, come stai, Leone?
Tony: OK. OK. Let's talk business.
As Stansfield and his thugs search Mathilda's apartment, the dreadlocked thug played by Willi One Blood closes the turntable, lays his gun on it, and proceeds to rifle through the family's record collection. Although he is never seen to touch it, his gun points in a different direction each time the camera cuts back to him.
Under the "SPECIAL THANKS" heading you will find: Chevalier KAMEN (Prince of the Mash Potatoes) Byblos Bill (King of Saint Tropez) Princess Trudy (Queen of Hearts)
In the original version there is a shot of Tony's place at night just before Stansfield and his men come in on the birthday party. This isn't in the 'Version integrale' (International Cut).
English, Italian, French
$5,306,558 (USA) (20 November 1994)
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