There really are none, no commentary really nothing but static files and a trailer. However, it appears the State has sorely underestimated Nikita and her capacities. Le Pogam had then been Distribution Director with Gaumont. He is tempted to compete against Enzo, not so much because he feels the need to confirm his superiority - he knows, quite simply, that he can out-dive his friend Enzo, but he really does not want to get involved in the social circus surrounding these events.
In literature, milk has implications of childhood and parental nurturing. He is spontaneous and daring, and is not afraid to act on impulse, following his instincts. Angela arrives when he is at his lowest ebb, when considering suicide, and sets about helping Andre both directly and by helping him to recover his self respect.
He is somewhat child-like himself in that he is uneducated, loyal and unquestioning toward his "family" in the underworld.
Should Oldman go back to playing his grandeur villainous characters? The sea is his home and there comes a point where he must choose between "acting" in a society in which he feels uncomfortable, or following his instincts. It gets a "B" and a "6.
He makes no attempt to explain or resist his feelings - he simply accepts what he feels and acts accordingly. Leon - from black to grey again The world in which Leon operates is the blackest of these four films.
Angela wants Andre to cease living in fear and to see beyond the projected self-image of others, and to recognise equality among men.
Leon inspires considerable pathos. With this pressure Jacques appears to withdraw ever more deeply within himself to the extent that he begins to confuse mental images with reality. Gary Oldman Danny Aiello I was going through my DVD collection, trying to find some really top-tier movie that my friend had not seen and we came upon Leon: The international version which is the one I saw is a little grittier, and more suggestive, than the version most American audiences saw in and on cable.
Not bad at all. We get reminded about this part when Gary Oldman shows up. Here there is no morality. When considered in these terms, the film and its premise seem far-fetched and ridiculous, but Besson makes it all work! Wooand America i. He methodically murdered an entire family, including a 6-year-old little boy, while jerking spasmodically and humming Beethoven.
Lucy Scarlett Johansson is a fairly typical intelligent and relatively innocent young woman, working toward a college qualification but not finding it particularly easy, happy to travel and expand her knowledge of the world and herself, trusting to some extent but wary of the unknown, seeking adventure but showing common sense and refusing to get involved in potentially dangerous situations.
She must pay her debt to society - both for the death of the policeman and her second chance. The main character is once again an "outsider" this time a highly principled and caring Chinese police officer brought to Paris to help investigate a Chinese drugs connection.
The French filmmaker toned down the sexual tension between our two antiheroes, as the original draft was perhaps too much to bear for most average filmgoers, but wisely decided to keep its fragments in the script, not only allowing Ms. Otherwise I am going to die.
This subsequent setting also allows or demands more complex development of his characters. Here he does not have to struggle to make his characters believable or acceptable - he is not responsible for their development as he is simply recounting their story as it happened more or less. Jacques cannot cope with a serious and long-term relationship involving responsibility.
This attitude inspires attraction and admiration in some, and perhaps some jealousy in others. Could it be that Jacques is slipping steadily into a deepening depression? In the end he has been freed from fear and the need to accommodate others. The plant could easily represent Mathilda in addition to representing Leon.
Helena has become dissatisfied with her life and is looking for something, or someone, more spontaneous and original. Natalie Portman as Mathilda, in a tour de force, absolutely nailed her part in her film debut at a stunning 11 years old!
Andre is invited to keep things in proportion and to keep his eye on the "bigger picture2 rather than become over anxious about relatively minor problems.
Fred lost his life as a result of pursuing his nature and love for Helena. I always think about what they did to Once Upon a Time in the West.
What we have, then, is a film noir in which the characters are painted in various shades of grey, and a world which causes us to reflect on society and our place within it.
He tries to sell the papers back and alters the price on an emotional whim, in return for a photo of Helena when she was young. Jean Reno, brilliantly playing Leon, who was a naive and illiterate child-like man when off the job.
Leon — The Professional Leon: The Professional is an English-language French film written and directed by Luc Besson. Like many foreign made films, Leon suffered from the inevitable editing for the dumbed-down American audience, but fortunately, the International Version is widely available and the 25 critical minutes are restored to the film.
Luc Besson's mix of offbeat characters, humour and high octane action tends to be a little hit and miss, but in Leon he found the perfect balance between sensitive character study, emotion and 71%. Léon: The Professional (French: Léon), known as Leon in the UK (and originally titled The Professional in the US and Australia), is a English-language French thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson.
Sep 14, · Watch video · Directed by Luc Besson. With Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello. in deep touch and care with the characters- Besson and Portman's best work to date.
20 March Leon: The Professional, is hard-hitting when it has to be, soft and funny when it can, and does stay with the viewer a few days after it's over. 30 of 37 people /10(K). Based on Besson's Victor the Cleaner character from Nikita, which Quentin Tarantino liked enough to steal for Pulp Fiction's Mr.
Wolf, Leon: The Professional tells the tale of a perfect hit-man (played exceptionally by Jean Reno, for whom the part was written), with no physical attachments, save a plant he lovingly cares for, who's life is thrown into chaos when he saves a year-old girl named Mathilda.
Luc Besson and the Disturbing True Story Behind ‘Léon: The Professional’ The celebrated ‘Lolita’-esque hitman saga was partially inspired by a relationship the French filmmaker—and accused rapist—was having at the time with a teenager.Download