Mathilda, a twelve-year old New York girl, is living an undesirable life among her half-family. As Mathilda and Léon recover from the ordeal, Léon opens up about how he became a cleaner; when Léon was young in Italy, he was in love with a girl from a wealthy family. Later, while Mathilda returns home from grocery shopping, a team sent by Stansfield captures her and attempts to infiltrate Léon's apartment. However, to truly comprehend the beauty of this film, you must see the European Cut. Portman is truly astonishing - one can almost forgive her for being a part of the appalling Star Wars prequels on the strength of this one performance. And then he meets Mathilda.
The final scene at the school was filmed at the in , New Jersey. Watching as his wounded soul slowly begins to heal is enough to touch the heart of any woman, but it is handled so subtly that it never becomes too 'sappy'. He moves the story along by his actions. In 2014, polled several film critics, directors, actors and stunt actors to list their top action films; Léon: The Professional was listed at No. It obviously helps when your leading man has as much screen presence as Jean Reno. The acting in this film is superb.
There is also a lot of humor and when you throw in the tender love story - this picture has it all! As a gritty, suspenseful thriller, this film won't leave action fans feeling cheated, but the film is so much more than that. Soon, she finds out about the strange neighbour's unusual profession - killing - and desperately seeks his help in taking revenge for her little brother. It would be so easy to just film the door opening, but instead we see light illuminating Natalie Portman's face, symbolizing something angelic. When Mathilda returns, she realizes what has happened just in time to continue down the hall to Léon's apartment, who hesitantly gives her shelter. They are all doey-eyed, bouffant-haired brats who can cry on cue and are always ready with a cutesy, smart-alec comment that will cause their adult co-stars to tinkle with laughter or tousle their hair playfully. His secluded world is shattered by the young girl named Mathilda who lives on the same floor as he does in an apartment building.
Léon spends his idle time engaging in , nurturing a houseplant, and watching old films. In time, the pair forms a close bond. Mathilda quickly discovers that Léon is a hitman. The film was inspired by Léon: The Professional. Gary Oldman is just the best psycho there is, and it is kind of nice to see him without all the strange makeup for a change. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Leon's footsteps. According to Besson, this is the version he wanted to release, but for the fact that the extra scenes tested poorly with preview audiences.
Now, the conflict between a killer, who slowly discovers his abilities to live, to feel, to love and a corrupt police officer. It's now considered a cult classic. Every aspect of the movie delivers to the audience and makes an impressive overall package. Mathilda's abusive father attracts the ire of corrupt agents, who have been paying him to stash in his apartment. Léon creates a quick escape for Mathilda by smashing a hole in an air shaft; he then reassures her, and tells her that he loves her, moments before the police blow up the apartment. Besson does great actions scenes - especially the explosions.
One day, Léon meets Mathilda Lando, a lonely 12-year-old girl. Mathilda often tells Léon she loves him, but he refuses to reciprocate. In what is essentially an exercise—a slick urban thriller—it seems to exploit the youth of the girl without really dealing with it. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his and learns the hitman's trade. Natalie Portman was the girl, Matilda. She begs him to take care of her and to teach her his skills, as she wants to avenge the murder of her four-year-old brother. This movie is rated 63 on the imdb top 250 movie list, showing that people obviously like this movie, and with good reason.
She manages the transition from a frightened child to a woman capable of killing so convincingly that it makes the relationship between she and Leon not only believable, but understandable. He is cold as ice as the almost super-human 'professional', but his performance is most moving when he reveals his sensitive side. In 2011, director told reporters that he and Besson used the script for Mathilda as the basis for , a film about a young cleaner played by. Director : Luc Besson, Producer : Patrice Ledoux, Original Music Composer : Eric Serra, Director of Photography : Thierry Arbogast, Editor : Sylvie Landra, Casting : Todd M. Occasionally I make an exception - some films simply cannot be fully appreciated on just one viewing. Mathilda returns to school and meets the headmistress, who readmits her after Mathilda reveals what had happened to her. But I'm glad I finally found it, because it's a wonderful film in so many other ways.
It raises the stakes of Besson's playful women-with-guns theme by making the heroine a 12-year-old, played by a then unknown Natalie Portman. As a dirty cop in this film he personifies evil, and it is a joy to watch him do his thing. The film was inspired by both Léon and The Karate Kid. With enough blood and gore to please any fan of action movies, and a unique love story to please the ladies, this is a great movie for couples to watch together. And the moment has so much more meaning. I have spent hours re-watching various scenes and noticing all the perfection with which they are acted and directed. He then opens Léon's vest to find a cluster of active grenades which detonate, killing Stansfield.
An enraged Stansfield confronts Tony, who is violently interrogated for Léon's whereabouts. Her ability to relate to others with body movement and facial gestures is matched by few, she really brings raw emotion and believability to a difficult role. In the film, Léon Reno , a professional hitman, reluctantly takes in 12-year-old Mathilda Portman , after her family is murdered by corrupt agent Oldman. The Professional is what movie-making is all about. Sad, funny, violent, incredibly touching - few films manage to tick all the boxes and even fewer are about hitmen. Natalie Portman's Mathilda is the antithesis of these namby-pamby Dawson's Creek actors-in-waiting. The film holds a 72% positive aggregate rating based on 61 critical reviews on with an average rating of 6.
Leon is wary at first, but she soon wins him round and starts to gently bring him out of the shell. Tags: corruption, police brutality, loss of family, s. Simply put, an intense and impressive movie. During the raid, Stansfield quickly becomes unhinged and murders Mathilda's entire family while she is out shopping for groceries. Oldman is completely over the top in one of his best bad-guy roles, obsessed with both Beethoven and butchery. In La Femme Nikita plays a similar character named Victor. It can be fast, quick, free and additionally to try.