A – Z challenge | Directors series | L – Luc Besson

Luc Besson is a French filmmaker known for his visually appealing movies. He is touted to play a pivotal role in the Cinema Du Look movement, where the style dominates the substance. Though Luc Besson is uncomfortable with the tag, His movies’ indeed has stunning visuals.

Luc Besson

The movie in the spotlight is Leon: The Professional. The story revolves around a Hitman and a 12-year-old girl who joins as a protégée to him so to seek her revenge on a gangster. This movie received mixed reviews upon the release but the stylized action and cinematography ably supported by the performances helped the movie in attaining cult status.

Other significant movies of the director are Taken series, Nikita, The fifth element, The Big blue and The Messenger: story of Joan of arc

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