Neil Jordan

Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

The brilliant breakthrough film by writer-director Neil Jordan journeys into the dark heart of the London underworld to weave a gripping, noir-infused love story. Bob Hoskins received a multitude of honors—including an Oscar nomination—for his touchingly vulnerable, not-so-tough-guy portrayal of George, recently released from prison and hired by a sinister mob boss (Michael Caine) to chauffeur call girl Simone (Cathy Tyson, in a celebrated performance) between high-paying clients. George’s fascination with the elegant, enigmatic Simone leads him on a dangerous quest through the city’s underbelly, where love is a weakness to be exploited and betrayed. Jordan’s colorful dialogue and eye for evocatively surreal details lend a dreamlike sheen to Mona Lisa, an unconventionally romantic tale of damaged people searching for tenderness in an unforgiving world.

Film Info

  • United Kingdom
  • 1986
  • 104 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • English
  • Spine #107

Director-Approved Special Edition Features

  • 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Neil Jordan and director of photography Roger Pratt, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary from 1997 featuring Jordan and actor Bob Hoskins
  • New conversation with Jordan and actor Cathy Tyson, moderated by critic Ryan Gilbey
  • Interviews from 2015 with screenwriter David Leland and producer Stephen Woolley
  • Interview with Jordan and Hoskins from the 1986 Cannes Film Festival
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by Gilbey

    New cover by Alice X. Zhang

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Special Features

  • 2K digital restoration, supervised by director Neil Jordan and director of photography Roger Pratt, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
  • Audio commentary from 1997 featuring Jordan and actor Bob Hoskins
  • New conversation with Jordan and actor Cathy Tyson, moderated by critic Ryan Gilbey
  • Interviews from 2015 with screenwriter David Leland and producer Stephen Woolley
  • Interview with Jordan and Hoskins from the 1986 Cannes Film Festival
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
  • PLUS: An essay by Gilbey

    New cover by Alice X. Zhang
Mona Lisa
Cast
Bob Hoskins
George
Cathy Tyson
Simone
Robbie Coltrane
Thomas
Michael Caine
Mortwell
Clarke Peters
Anderson
Sammi Davis
May
Kate Hardie
Cathy
Zoe Nathenson
Jeannie
Credits
Director
Neil Jordan
Producers
Patrick Cassavetti
Stephen Woolley
Executive producers
Denis O'Brien
George Harrison
Coproducers
Nik Powell
Ray Cooper
Chris Brown
Screenplay by
Neil Jordan
David Leland
Director of photography
Roger Pratt
Editor
Lesley Walker
Song "In Too Deep" by
Genesis
Music score by
Michael Kamen
Production designer
Jamie Leonard
Costume designer
Louise Frogley

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