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Mona Lisa

Five years after The Long Good Friday, Bob Hoskins returned to the gangster genre, but his character George is a mere underling this time, a chauffeur hired by a mesmerisingly slimy gangland kingpin (Michael Caine) to transport a high-class prostitute (Cathy Tyson) from client to client.

When she enlists his help in tracking down an old friend, George finds himself exploring a hellish underworld that he never imagined existed.

Hoskins immensely complex, subtle and moving performance hoovered up almost every Best Actor award going (Cannes, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe) and remains one of his greatest roles - a man sucked by circumstance into a life of crime but still righteous enough to seize the opportunity to do good when it presents itself.

Director Neil Jordan (The Company of Wolves, The Crying Game) and co-writer David Leland (Made in Britain) achieve a perfect blend of hard-edged realism and unexpected fantasy, with the regular appearance of the Nat King Cole title song turning seedy British locations (Soho, Brighton) into something far more romantically evocative.

Production Year: 1986
Region Code: 2
UK Rating: 15
Running Time: 106
Number of Discs: 1
Language: English
Subtitles: English SDH
Audio: Mono 1.0
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Colour: Colour
TITLE NAME
Director Neil Jordan
Cast Bob Hoskins
Cast Cathy Tyson
Cast Michael Caine
Cast Robbie Coltrane

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