Alone and desperate, Mathilda turns to the quiet man down the hall, Léon Reno , who takes her in. Besson got the idea for Léon while working on his previous movie, La Femme Nikita. Mathilda, a twelve-year old New York girl, is living an undesirable life among her half-family. According to Reno, he decided to portray Léon as slightly mentally slow and emotionally repressed. For her first emotional scene - when Mathilda finds her family dead and goes to Léon's door for help - she was unable to produce the necessary tears. This helps explain Besson's unique vision of New York City. It's quietly become a classic modern action film, but remains a timeless tale.
Not ironically, Oldman would appear as Beethoven in Immortal Beloved the same year 1994. Léon wasn't exactly groundbreaking when it debuted on September 14, 1994. According to Badalucco, he had no idea Oldman was going to do that and his look of discomfort during the scene is completely genuine. But why the hell didn;t this movie garner at least one single oscar or golden globe nomination?? The two form an unlikely friendship and then business partnership as Mathilda learns her neighbor is actually a professional killer and becomes his apprentice. She displays the full range of emotions as Mathilda, a young girl who watches as her family is murdered by corrupt New York City cops. Portman said this was so painful that from then on she had no trouble crying real tears on command, just to avoid being subjected to the mint oil again.
At one point, Stansfield says he and his goons will show up at noon. Reno claimed that, for Léon, the possibility of a physical relationship with Mathilda is not even conceivable and during the sequences when such a relationship is discussed, Reno allowed Portman to control the scenes emotionally. But when she goes in for revenge and is captured by the crooked agents, Léon comes and saves her and so begins the ultimate theme in the movie: Will Léon and Mathilda live happily ever after now that she's opened up his heart, or will the crooked cops have something to say about it? The following sequence takes exactly two minutes, making Stansfield quite punctual. Her father stores drugs for two-faced cop Norman Stansfield. It took him 30 days to write and the shoot lasted 90 days. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites.
When the film was first tested in Los Angeles, the movie included a short scene where Mathilda asks Léon to be her lover. All these mandates were followed if you watch the film closely. The movie was called Léon in France, but it would be renamed The Professional for American audiences and marketed as a pure action thriller. Only Mathilda, who was out shopping, survives by finding shelter in Léon's apartment in the moment of highest need. The film also includes the best film. When the villains are turning Mathilda's home upside down, the crook with the dreadlocks finds a reggae album in the record collection. Léon is an Italian immigrant who fled Italy after having committed a crime there.
The second shot a tracking shot traveling down a New York street without stopping could only be accomplished after carefully studying the pattern of the traffic signals to insure the camera truck didn't encounter any red lights. She performed the scene where Mathilda laments the loss of her brother. Soon enough he's teaching Mathilda, a young girl, how to be a professional hitman in order for her to learn enough to get revenge on the crooked cops who murdered her family. If some parts feel like Paris, well that's because it is. One day, when Mathilda comes home to find her family has been killed by a drug dealer, she runs to a hitman to ask for help.
However, the audience became extremely uncomfortable and began to laugh nervously, completely destroying the tone of the film. It was filmed several times with the British actor giving a different improvised story on each take. She admitted that, at the time, she had never actually watched a Monroe movie. But he must also protect her from her parents' killer, Stansfield the ballistic Gary Oldman , a psychotic with a badge who wants to tie up loose ends. But it contained three remarkable performances that would quickly make it one of the most-talked about films of the year. All of the shots of the outside corridor were shot six weeks earlier in New York.
At the time, the director had already started working on The Fifth Element also starring , but production was delayed due to lead actor ' schedule. This site is absolutely legal and contain only links to other sites on the Internet: youtube. The scene in which Stansfield Gary Oldman's psycho cop talks about his appreciation of Beethoven to Mathilda's father was completely improvised by Oldman. The first belonged to Portman. There could only be five of them; Mathilda couldn't be shown inhaling or exhaling smoke; and the character would quit during the course of the film.
Thaler Job as : Casting, Dan Weil Job as : Production Design, Gerard Drolon Job as : Art Direction, Franoise Benot-Fresco Job as : Set Decoration, Magali Guidasci Job as : Costume Design, Luc Besson Job as : Screenplay, Yes, now you can and get the link to Ici. It was a thriller to be certain, but it was much much more. It's a testament to her talent and ferocity that Mathilda was so memorable, and it's no surprise she's still one of the best actresses working today. One day when she's out getting groceries the crooked agents murder her entire family in a botched drug deal and upon discovering the massacre upon her return home she walks to the end of the hall to Léon's apartment who lets her into not only his home, but into his life as well. It starred the noted French actor Jean Reno and a young upstart: 12-year-old Natalie Portman, who was making her film debut. Reno is quietly mesmerizing as Léon, offering everything he has to take care of this orphaned girl who quickly wins his heart. Rather than dismiss the production team and lose his creative momentum, Besson wrote Léon.