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Léon: The Professional


Directed by Luc Besson
France, 1994
Action, Crime, Thriller


Mathilda, 12, has an abusive father who stores drugs for corrupt police officers, and a mother who neglects her. Léon, her neighbour, works as a hired hitman for a mobster. When her family is murdered by a crooked agent, she joins forces with a reluctant Léon to learn his trade and take revenge.

Léon: The Professional Directed by Luc Besson

Awards & Festivals

César Awards

1995 | 7 nominations including: Best Film

Awards of the Japanese Academy

1996 | Nominee: Best Foreign Film

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