Mona Lisa, 1986 Neil Jordan

Jordan at his best in this contemporary noir. Bob Hoskins is perfect in this almost forgotten little gem of the eighties.

Unnecessary trivia: italians usually don’t refer to the painting as “Mona Lisa”. It’s called “La gioconda” ( “joyful one” or “happy lady”)


Jordan al suo meglio in questo noir contemporaneo. Bob Hoskins è perfetto in questa piccola gemma degli anni ’80 quasi dimenticata.

Curiosità: gli anglosassoni chiamano Mona Lisa (che a noi suona scorretto, diremmo almeno “Monna”) il quadro che in genere noi chiamiamo  “La Gioconda”.


Mona Lisa is a 1986 British neo-noir crime drama film about an ex-convict who becomes entangled in the dangerous life of a high-class call girl. The film was written by Neil Jordan and David Leland, and directed by Jordan. It was produced by HandMade Films and stars Bob Hoskins, Cathy Tyson, and Michael Caine.

The film was nominated for multiple awards, and Bob Hoskins was nominated for several awards for his performance (including the Academy Award for Best Actor), winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role.