Film: Mona Lisa 15 rating Year: 1986
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Country: UK Genre: Drama / Crime / Thriller
Director: Neil Jordan
Starring: Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine, Robbie Coltrane, Cathy Tyson

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Mona Lisa Synopsis - Mona Lisa centres around George, a criminal just released from prison. Down on his luck he manages to get a job from his Gangster boss Mortwell, much to his disappointment the job is chauffeuring around high class prostitute Simone. Being a proper cockney geezer he finds it hard to fit in with the upper class clients that Simone deals with. In time a bond forms between George and Simone, but her life is very complicated and dangerous. When George falls in love with her Simone asks George to help her, but can he take the risk of falling even further into her dangerous world?

Review of Mona Lisa - Mona Lisa garnered much critical praise upon it's release and indeed received Oscar, Bafta, and Cannes nominations, but since that the film seems to have become somewhat overlooked even though in recent years the British Gangster flick has seen a huge resurgence. Under Neil Jordan's superb direction and with three spellbinding performances by Bob Hoskins, Michael Caine and Cathy Tyson, this film is long overdue for reappraisal as it is a very good, but not faultless, British thriller.
The reasons I recommend Mona Lisa are: 1. A top cast, with the three leads giving truly excellent performances. 2. A superb script written by Neil Jordan and 70's Brit drama writing legend David Leland.