Mona Lisa

United Kingdom, 1986

Film
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Bob Hoskins plays a small-time con, just out of prison, who is delivering porn videos for a living. He gets a job as a minder to call-girl, Simone, (Cathy Tyson) and soon finds he is falling in love with her and assisting her to find her friend, Cathy, a young prostitute who has disappeared. A stylish film-noir set in contemporary London, “Mona Lisa” is also a challenging film about honour, responsibility and compassion in a society that is decaying and cruel. Cast also includes Michael Caine and Robbie Coltrane.

Credits

director

Neil Jordan

Neil Jordan

co-producer

Stephen Woolley

Stephen Woolley

Patrick Cassavetti

production company

Palace Pictures

HandMade Films

Language

English

Duration

01:45:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37981

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Film noir

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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