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.
Robert De Niro was considered for Leon.
Allora, come stai, Leone?
Tony: OK. OK. Let's talk business.
A bit more than half way through the film, Mathilda enters a Men's room with a bag of food sitting on top of a pizza. She stops, removes her sunglasses, the camera cuts to a wide-out of the bathroom, and almost immediately cuts back to Mathilda. When this happens, the sunglasses have completely disappeared, never to be seen again in the film.
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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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