The Power of Love “original title: Léon: The Professional” is a 1994 French film written and directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Jean Rêno, who plays a mafia hitman, Natalie Portman, who plays a 12-year-old girl who is taken into care by a hitman after her family is killed, Gary Oldman as a corrupt DEA agent, and Danny Aiello, who plays a mafia doing trigger jobs.
Léon is a hit man residing in New York City, USA, doing jobs he got from his boss, Tony. He is a tough and thorough professional who has built his life out of the rules. But when a little girl named Mathilda crosses her paths, she opens her door to a world she’s never used to.
Although the film has been criticized in some circles for claiming that there is love between two people with an age difference, Mathilda’s feelings for Léon are more than normal love, rather than the love she felt for someone who was kind to her for the first time. Although he mentions that he is in love later in the movie, the phrase love here is simply a way of expressing a little boy’s feelings. Similar to Léon’s feelings for Mathilda, it is a longing for a warmth that he had not seen in his life until then, and an emotional response to it.
Jean Rêno Léon, a professional hit man
Gary Oldman Stansfield, corrupt DEA agent
Natalie Portman Mathilda, 12 year old girl
Danny Aiello Tony, the mob that gives Léon a hit man
Michael Badalucco Mathilda’s father
Ellen Greene Mathilda’s mother
Peter appel malky
Willi One Blood Blood
Don Creech Neal
Keith A. Glascoe Benny
Randolph Scott Jordon
Sister of Elizabeth Regen Mathilda
Carl J. Matusovich Mathilda’s brother
Frank senger fatman
Lucius Wyatt Cherokee Tonto
The soundtrack of the movie was made by the famous musician Sting.
“I don’t care about sleep, I want love or death”