Weekend Watch: Leon (1994)
We have had a few weeks of fun and lols, so why not a bit of drama and suspense? And thanks to a recommendation from a very good pal of pam pam, we have decided this classic is the way to go. I am sure everyone thought about the assassin life after this one. Get some ice-cream and settle in for Leon.
"If you want the job done right, hire a professional"- Gaumont
12 year old Mathilda is not living her best life. Stuck in a flat with her drug smuggling father, her step-mother and step-sister and little bro, she has grown a tough exterior. One day, however, her entire family was gunned down by the dodgy cop, Norman Stansfield (Gary Oldman), and his crew for payback. Mathilda (Natalie Portman), returning from a shopping trip, finds her family in ruins and seeks shelter in her neighbour's apartment. Leon (Jean Reno), a placid, reclusive plant-lover comes home to find the 12-year-old Mathilda in his flat, scared and alone. Unable to turn her away, the two grow a special bond with Mathilda finding out Leon’s true profession - an assassin. Leon tries his best to keep Mathilda safe, but Stansfield is desperate to eliminate his only witness. Will Leon be able to keep her safe? You’ll just have to find out :-)
**Leon can be rented on YouTube and Google Play for £2.49 (prices correct at the time of post!)