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Visceral and intelligent – Besson’s masterpiece
Leon is one of the most emotionally intense movies ever made. French director Luc Besson uses everything: actors, music, camera angles, lighting to create an unique experience – “It’s not realism, it’s not naturalism – it’s heightened reality” as Gary Oldman very well put it.
In “The making of The Professional” Besson says “If I imagine somebody in the street try to knock on my daughter, I kill the guy, in five seconds. I kill him, and I think “It’s in me, I’m a beast!” On this part we can’t forget that a part of us, the genetic things inside are much, much older than The Ten Commandments”. He certainly uses visceral scenes to create very strong emotion in the movie – the blood running from Mathilda’s nose or Stansfield’s unforgettable “EVERYONE!” are just a couple of examples. The music and the sound are excellent and are used in a masterly fashion – you can hear Fatman’s heart beating desperately or a low claustrophobic sound when Stansfield turns to look at Mathilda’s father.
However Leon does not work only on this primary level, it also has an intelligent story. It may seem to be almost a fairy-tale, but don’t be fooled – just like his character Besson is serious. This movie has a message: without love we are dead, even if we don’t see it. Only true love give meaning to our lives: “everything else reminds me a big yogurt: warm and rancid” as Mathilda says in the original script, which is available on the net under the name Leon Version 1. Is this true in “real life”? I don’t know but this movie can make you wonder.
Then of course there’s the sensuality. It’s hypocritical to deny it, the camera interacts with Mathilda in a mesmerising fashion. It’s not sick and it’s not degrading: it’s art, subtle and beautiful.
Leon is not perfect but it has so many great moments that all its flaws can be forgiven. It’s a movie that really should not be missed, unless you are concerned with its amorality. And don’t be – Leon is less violent than many action movies and the unusual relationship between the main characters is handled mostly with genuine feeling and tact.
Laura Ramsay Canada
Beautiful movie with violence and professionalism, action and sexual tension, cool characters and amazing character development.
Am I a cliche if I utter: ‘They don’t make it like this anymore?’
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 50 min (110 min), 2 hr 16 min (136 min) (uncut) (France), 2 hr 13 min (133 min) (International)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director Luc Besson
Writer Luc Besson
Actors Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, Danny Aiello
Country France, USA
Awards 6 wins & 15 nominations.
Production Company Gaumont, Les Films du Dauphin, Gaumont International
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, SDDS (8 channels), Dolby, SDDS, DTS, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1, 2.35 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35 BL4, Technovision/Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux HR Lenses, Arriflex 35-III, Technovision/Zeiss Super Speed and Angenieux HR Lenses
Laboratory Laboratoires Éclair, Paris, France, Technicolor, New York (NY), USA
Film Length 3,030 m (1995) (Finland), 3,087 m
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman EXR 200T 5293, EXR 500T 5296)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2017 remaster), Technovision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 16 mm (Eastman EXR 7386), 35 mm (Eastman EXR 5386)