A madcap story that is best served by placing one's bonce in neutral, and going along with the roller coaster ride, as our tortured heroine survives ordeal after ordeal, only to come up against … Victor the Cleaner! It's a shame Anne Parillaud didn't become a bigger international star after this, because she was certainly very watchable. Domestic Television Distribution. A government fakes the death of a criminal to turn this young woman into a killer on its service. Looking for something to watch? Now--with a new set of skills, a new identity, and lethally sophisticated looks--Nikita is the ultimate weapon and the perfect puppet for doing the government's dirty work; however, what happens if this trained killer chooses love over death? This movie should be on the same level of appreciation as Taxi Driver or Raging Bull.

A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. She is taught computer skills, martial arts, and firearms. Along with Leon, is Besson's best film ever. It's nice to be able to say that the movie was just as exciting and entertaining as I remember the show being.The plot is about a young drug addict who kills a cop when she and some guys are caught robbing a pharmacy. One of her trainers, Amande (Jeanne Moreau), transforms her from a degenerate drug addict to a beautiful femme fatale. An old flame discovers her ex-boyfriend from the past is a relocated FBI informant out to stop the bad guys.

31 of 57 people found this review helpful. The gate is closed and Victor takes on a bunch of guards before being fatally wounded, but drives them to safety before succumbing to his wounds. I'm never sure about the ending though, because I always think it's a cop-out, but the rest of the film is great, with a few main-stays of French cinema thrown into the mix.
By then, she is distraught because she has ignored and hurt him due to her job. That I am sure sounds crazy. It's a cold lit and cold-blooded story of a woman losing her nature to find redemption yet progressively and desperately trying to regain her dignity and feminine side before losing everything again. The DVD that was delivered was marked NTSC Region 3, which is South Korea. [28][29], as per the original French version/English subtitles, Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, "The 'Fairy Tale' Luck of Director Luc Besson : Movies: His latest film, 'La Femme Nikita,' the story of a crazed addict transformed into a ruthless undercover agent, is a surprise hit", "Movie Review: 'Nikita': A Thriller With a Feminine Twist", "The CW Announces its New Fall 2010 Season", "Fantasia film fest: The Villainess is more Nikita than Kill Bill | Montreal Gazette", "Q&A: Writer/Director Byung-gil Jung Talks 'The Villainess, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=La_Femme_Nikita_(film)&oldid=978390334, Films featuring a Best Actress César Award-winning performance, Articles with dead external links from February 2020, Articles with permanently dead external links, Wikipedia articles with SUDOC identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WorldCat-VIAF identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 September 2020, at 16:51. Please try again. The heroine is probably one of the most interesting female action protagonists ever put up on the big screen, and it's hard to overstate the impact Nikita has had on other female protagonists in these kinds of movies in the last twenty years. (as Stephane Fey).

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In fact, the DVD played correctly on my North American machine, but the quality was so poor that it could not be watched. James Gunn Recommends 54 Great Action Movies To Watch In Quarantine, 20 Years Ago It Was Like This... (Part 3), Top 27 Foreign Language Movies From the Last 27 Years, 20 Years Ago It Was Like This... (Part 2). This FAQ is empty. "[13] Besson went on to state: "I don't have much belief in the sincerity of critics, I believe in the sincerity of someone who goes to a film, pays his ticket and comes out saying what he thinks because he has nothing to gain by doing so. After intense training, she becomes a talented killer. Directed by Luc Besson. With Bridget Fonda, Gabriel Byrne, Dermot Mulroney, Miguel Ferrer. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 3, 2019.
La Femme Nikita is an action-drama television series based on the French film Nikita by Luc Besson. She is barely able to conceal the rifle before Marco walks in, against her wishes. Directed by John Badham.


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