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La Femme Nikita

La Femme Nikita

Anne Parillaud
Director: Luc Besson Cast: Anne Parillaud
Anne Parillaud
, Jean-Hugues Anglade
Jean-Hugues Anglade
, Tchéky Karyo
Tchéky Karyo
Luc Besson
La Femme Nikita

La Femme Nikita

Anne Parillaud
Director: Luc Besson Cast: Anne Parillaud
Anne Parillaud
, Jean-Hugues Anglade
Jean-Hugues Anglade
, Tchéky Karyo
Tchéky Karyo
Luc Besson


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The serpentine plotline of Luc Besson's La Femme Nikita begins its 117-minute slither when punkish, psychotic, and drug-ridden Nikita (Anne Parillaud) fires her gun into a cop's face following the stick-up of a drug store, and is promptly imprisoned. She is thrown into a dank cell, then injected with a substance and told it is a lethal toxin. Instead of dying, however, she comes to in an all-white interrogation room, where French intelligence officer Bob (Tchéky Karyo), informs her that an alternate to execution exists: she can receive covert government training as an assassin. She accepts the bid, is rigorously trained, and later returns to society as a seemingly normal and gentle civilian, but falls in love with a supermarket employee while she's waiting for that first government assignment. The paradoxical concept of a young woman blossoming socially while carrying out cold-blooded murders was downplayed when La Femme Nikita was remade in America as the silly and disappointing Point of No Return, directed by John Badham with Bridget Fonda in the lead. A far less sociopathic TV-series version of La Femme Nikita surfaced on the USA cable network in early 1997.

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Product Details

Release Date: 02/23/2010
UPC: 8809053130663
Original Release: 1990
Source: Imports
Sales rank: 4,872

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anne Parillaud Nikita
Jean-Hugues Anglade Marco
Tchéky Karyo Bob
Jeanne Moreau Amande
Jean Reno Victor the Cleaner
Roland Blanche Police Investigator
Jean Bouise l'attache ambassade
Philippe du Janerand Ambassador
Marc Duret Rico
Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu Commander Grosmann
Jacques Boudet Pharmacist
Mathieu Archer Bob
Fausto Constantino Guard
Rodolphe Freytt 1st Male Nurse
Roland Gueridon Chaplain
Alexander Koumpan Ambassador's Servant
Laurent Lesdema Dance Instructor
Jean-Marie Merchet Judo Instructor
Jean-Pierre Pauty Man-George V Bar
J. Claude Bolle Reddat Guard-Control Station
Gerard Touratier Guard - Armoured Entrance
Guy VanRiet Paternal Detective
Patrick Fontana Coyotte
Alain Lathiere Zap
Laura Cheron Punk
Helene Aligier Pharmacist
Pierre-Alain DeGarrigues Police Pharmacist
Patrick Perez Police Pharmacist
Bruno Randon Police Pharmacist
Vincent Skimenti Police Pharmacist
Joseph Teruel Police Trainee
Jacques Disses Lawyer
Stephane Fey Presiding Judge
Philippe Dehesdin 1st Magistrate
Michel Brunot 2nd Magistrate
Pavel Slaby 2nd Male Nurse
Jean-Luc Caron Computer Instructor
Renos Mandis Firearms Instructor
Patrick Serriere Bob, Chauffeur
Iska Khan Man in the Restaurant
Heike Fisher Woman in Restaurant
Patrick Buiquangda 3rd Restaurant Bodyguard
Eddie Gaydu 2nd Bodyguard
Jose Steinmann Restaurant Bodyguard
Philippe Hernando Barracks Orderly
Jean Bedin Storekeeper - Gunsmith's
Edith Perret Woman - Real Estate Agency
Michel Campa Eavesdropper
Murray Grunwall Office Manager
Pierrick Charpentier 1st Office Detective
Rafael Sultan 2nd Office Detective
Hubert Gillet Office Detective
Petronille Moss Waiter
Eric Prat agent immobilier
Mia Frye Newspaper Woman
Olivier Hemon Tardy Man
Christian Gazio Ambassador's Bodyguard
Patrick Chauveau Guard
Maurice Antoni Ambassador's Bodyguard
Michele Amiel Police Officer

Technical Credits
Luc Besson Director,Screenwriter
Thierry Arbogast Cinematographer
Jean Bouise Producer
Mario Cecchi Gori Producer
Vittorio Cecchi Gori Producer
Olivier Mauffroy Editor
Eric Serra Score Composer
Nicholas Seydoux Producer
Julie Sfez Set Decoration/Design
Dan Weil Production Designer

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