12-year-old Mathilda is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. An unusual relationship forms as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin’s trade.
“Léon: The Professional” is a 1994 action-thriller film directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Jean Reno as Léon, a professional hitman, and Natalie Portman as Mathilda, a young girl who becomes his protégé after her family is murdered by corrupt DEA agents.
The film follows Léon as he reluctantly takes Mathilda under his wing and teaches her the skills of his trade. As Mathilda seeks revenge against those who killed her family, Léon finds himself becoming increasingly attached to her, and the two form a unique bond that transcends their roles as hitman and apprentice.
The film was critically acclaimed for its performances, particularly those of Reno and Portman, as well as its stylish direction and intense action sequences. It has since become a cult classic and is widely regarded as one of the best action films of the 1990s.