Luc Besson is a film director, screenwriter, and producer. He directed using a distinctive style dubbed Cinéma du look by critics. In 1980, he founded his own production company, called Les Films du Loup, and later Les Films du Dauphin.
Jean Reno is quietly mesmerizing as Léon, offering everything he has to take care of this orphaned girl who quickly wins his heart. But he must also protect her from her parents' killer, Stansfield (the ballistic Gary Oldman), a psychotic with a badge who wants to tie up loose ends.