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809 Ratings

Mona Lisa

Directed by Neil Jordan
United Kingdom, 1986
Crime, Romance, Thriller


Bob Hoskins (who snagged an Oscar nomination for his performance) plays George, a small-time loser employed as a chauffeur to an enigmatic, high-class call girl in writer-director Neil Jordan’s brilliant, noir-infused love story.

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Mona Lisa Directed by Neil Jordan

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1986 | Winner: Best Actor

Academy Awards

1987 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

Independent Spirit Awards

1987 | Nominee: Special Distinction Award

BAFTA Awards

1987 | Winner: Best Actor

1987 | 5 nominations including: Best Actress

Critics reviews

Suffused though it is with Neil Jordan’s wistful romanticism, Mona Lisa also has humour, often sparked by the woeful lack of social skills displayed by Hoskins’s character George.
June 05, 2015
Director Neil Jordan (Danny Boy, The Company of Wolves) does a good job of re-creating the dark romanticism of American film noir, and if the project does feel a little like a hand-me-down, it is graced by Jordan’s fine, contemporary feel for bright, artificial colors and creatively mangled space.
January 01, 1980
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