This is one of those films that seems to glorify violence and guns but underneath it all, there’s a very profound and human story. It’s also obvious the young Natalie Portman would be a huge star. I really love this film!
Jean Reno as Léon, a hitman. Another film by Luc Besson. Léon gets his jobs from Tony, a mafioso. He leads a necessary simple and secluded life keeping fit and taking care of his plant. Gary Oldman as Norman Stansfield, a corrupt DEA agent who pays a man with a young family to stash confiscated drugs. Mathilda somes home one day to find Stansfield in the middle of wiping out her entire family.
She thinks fast and calmly walks past her apartment and rings the bell of Léon’s praying he will open the door to her. Léon spends an age deciding what to do and finally opens the door.
Moreover, he allows her to stay with him.Mathilda decides to avenge the death of her family. They are forced to move. Léon is killed saving Mathilda in a big gunfight.The only place Mathilda has any refuge and saftey is at a school she once attended. She plants Léon’s beloved plant so it has roots.
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