Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
In 1930s Italy, a carefree Jewish book keeper named Guido starts a fairy tale life by courting and marrying a lovely woman from a nearby city. Guido and his wife have a son and live happily together until the occupation of Italy by German forces. In an attempt to hold his family together and help his son survive the horrors of a Jewish Concentration Camp, Guido imagines that the Holocaust is a game and that the grand prize for winning is a tank. Written by
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When Dora looks out her barrack to listen to the opera piece, her long hair can be seen under her scarf. In concentration camps, women's heads were regularly shaved to prevent the proliferation of lice. See more »
[narrating as an adult]
This is a simple story... but not an easy one to tell.
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Because it's about Jews they brought the guy to the US, gave him an Oscar he gave a speech and..
they sent him back to be forgotten again. It's pathetic. For dog's sake this film is not THAT good, of course no one will say that because to say anything other than "the plight of Jews" would be anti-semitic and the words of a NZAI. Actually the biggest group of Semites are the Arabs. This film does not deserve to be so highly rated at all. The Nazis killed homosexuals, left wingers, communists, guerillas from Greece, Serbia and Spain and loads of French and all we get is this because it's Hollywood. And this guy figured he wants an Oscar before he dies so he wrote and delivered and they gave him 5 minutes of fame.
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