I like this longer extended cut much more than the shorter "Americanized" versions. In fact this one is actually MY FAVORITE MOVIE OF ALL TIME. It's simply outstanding on every level and is an absolute MUST-SEE for any connoisseur of film. Every performance is, for my taste, as perfect as can be and matches the brilliant concept, script, direction, photography, editing, music, etc. But don't take my word for it. With over 2,000 reviews of the other Amazon shorter-versions, the 5-star ratings run at 70%... which is extraordinary! If you haven't seen any version yet, forget everything you think you might know about Natalie Portman. Jean Reno and Natalie and the rest of the cast in THIS movie will knock your socks off.