Natalie Portman and transgressing boundaries between childhood and adulthood in Luc Besson’s Léon

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Hanson, Stuart;
(2016)
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Subject: childhood | representation | Natalie Portman | innocence | sexualisation | film | gender | Jean Réno

This proposed chapter examines the representation of childhood in Luc Besson’s 1994 film Léon and the Director’s Cut released in 2009, and the performance of its 12-year old star, Natalie Portman. It considers the notion of innocence, traditionally embodied in children,... View more
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