Nikita (Blu-ray)

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Description

Anne Parillaud plays Nikita, a nihilistic punk who is given a life sentence for killing a policeman. Without warning she is transferred to a secret training centre where the mysterious Bob (Tchéky Karyo) transforms her into a ruthless government assassin. Directed by Luc Besson, the film was remade in America as 'The Assassin' in 1993.

Product Details

Barcode
5055201808356
Department
Movies & TV
Released
14 Sep 2009
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Foreign Language
Sub-genre
Drama
Region
Region B
Language
French
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
  • Scene Access
  • Bonus Footage
  • Trailers
  • Interviews: Luc Besson (Director), TchĂ©ky Karyo (Actor)
  • Making Of Documentary
Runtime
111 min
Age Restriction
18
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Femme Nikita
Release Year
1990
Language
French
Alternate Title
Femme Nikita
Categories
Action/Adventure / Assassination / Disturbing / Essential Cinema / France / Futuristic / Murder / Recommended / Romance / Substance Abuse / Suspense / Theatrical Release / Thriller
Synopsis
A beautiful junkie condemned to death for the murder of a policeman is given a chance to live - as a secret political assassin controlled by the government. Her lonely existence is warmed when she falls in love with a gentle, humorous man who knows nothing of her bizarre and mysterious life. Remade in the U.S. as POINT OF NO RETURN and in Hong Kong as BLACK CAT. It was also the basis for the popular US cable television series.
Notes
Anne Parillaud won the Best Actress Cesar and Donatello awards for 1990.

Shot in France and Italy in CinemaScope. Color by Eastmancolor. Began shooting April 10, 1989.

Released theatrically in Paris February 21, 1990; New York City March 8, 1991; and Los Angeles March 15, 1991. Released on video September 4, 1991.

An American version starring Bridget Fonda was made in 1992, entitled "Point of No Return." The two films also inspired the TV series "La Femme Nikita," premiering on the USA cable network in early 1997.

Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Censors.
Poster
Poster for Femme Nikita
Cast & Crew
Director
Luc Besson
Star
Jean-Hugues Anglade / Tcheky Karyo / Jeanne Moreau / Anne Parillaud
Movie Critics
Entertainment Weekly
"...Sensational..." -- Rating: A-
Lawrence O'Toole (13 Jan 1995, p.67)
Los Angeles Times
"...Besson's cast here is quite good; Parillaud, Karyo and Anglade are all charismatic actors who can suggest levels of meaning..."
Michael Wilmington (15 Mar 1991, p.F16)
New York Times
"...A slick, calculating mixture of French contemplativeness and American flying glass....[Parillaud is] a nimble and dangerous-looking actress..."
Janet Maslin (8 Mar 1991, p.C10)
Rolling Stone
"...Savagely engrossing....It's wildly seductive and erotic..."
Peter Travers (21 Mar 1991, p.86)