La Femme Nikita

Directed by Luc Besson
Starring Anne Parillaud

Pioneer Entertainment | September 16, 1997 | DVD

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A strung-out sociopath, sentenced to death for shooting a cop, is instead turned into an assassin by the French government in this exciting, yet thoughtful slant on the "Pygmalion" story. Trained in martial arts and coached by her mentor, she is slowly transformed into a cultured, sophisticated feminine killer. But when she re-enters the real world and falls in love, she finds it impossible to reconcile her new feelings with her profession.

Video Release: September 16, 1997

Theatrical Release: 1990

Runtime: 117

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Pioneer Entertainment

UPC: 013023000193

Found in: Action / Adventure, Cops / Murder / Mysteries, General, General, Romance

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La Femme Nikita

Directed by Luc Besson
Starring Anne Parillaud

Video Release: September 16, 1997

Theatrical Release: 1990

Runtime: 117

Rating: Not Rated

Studio: Pioneer Entertainment

UPC: 013023000193


Edition Description
  • Dolby Surround
  • Closed Captioned
  • Colour
  • Runtime: 117 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Wide Screen
  • Released in English

Synopsis

A strung-out sociopath, sentenced to death for shooting a cop, is instead turned into an assassin by the French government in this exciting, yet thoughtful slant on the "Pygmalion" story. Trained in martial arts and coached by her mentor, she is slowly transformed into a cultured, sophisticated feminine killer. But when she re-enters the real world and falls in love, she finds it impossible to reconcile her new feelings with her profession.

Description

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."

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.
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