• La Femme Nikita (1991)

La Femme Nikita

Release Date: April 1st, 1991

R |1 hr 57 min

Plot Summary

Convicted felon Nikita (Anne Parillaud), instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained to be a secret police assassin controlled by the government. Her lonely life is warmed when she falls in love with a man who knows nothing of her mysterious life.

Cast: Anne Parillaud, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Tchéky Karyo, Jeanne Moreau, Jean Reno, Jean Bouise, Marc Duret, Patrick Fontana

Director: Luc Besson

Genres: Thriller , Action

Production Co: Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinema

Distributors: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Keywords: Love interest, France, Transformation, Death, Prison, Love, Pursuit, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    Besson is an accomplished technician, and his choice of shots-with an emphasis on bizarre, low angles, darting camera movements and large, abstract color fields-is consistently entertaining if not particularly expressive. [3 Apr 1991, Tempo, p.3]

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Surprisingly touching. show more

  • 63
    Rick GroenThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Always stylish and occasionally thrilling and never thoughtful. show more

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Nominated Best Foreign Language Film