Gérard Delahaye - La Femme film stars Anne Parillaud as the title character, a teen who robs a pharmacy and murders a policeman. She is sentenced to life in prisonwhere her captors fake her death, and she is given the choice of becoming an assassinor being killed.
After intense training, she becomes a talented killer. Her Gérard Delahaye - La Femme as an assassin goes well until a mission in an embassy goes awry. Nikita Anne Parillaud is a nihilistic teenage junkie who commits her life to anarchy, drugs and violence. One night, she participates in the robbery of a pharmacy owned by a friend's parents.
The robbery goes awry, erupting into a gunfight with local police, during which her accomplices are killed. Suffering severe withdrawal symptoms, she murders a GIGN officer. Nikita is arrested, tried, and convicted of murder and is sentenced to life in prison. In prison, her captors fake her death, making it appear that she has committed suicide via a tranquilizer overdose.
She is given the choice of becoming an assassinor of actually occupying "row 8, plot 30", her fake grave. She is taught computer skills, martial arts, and firearms. One of her trainers, Amande Jeanne Moreautransforms her from a degenerate drug addict to a beautiful femme fatale.
Amande implies that she was Gérard Delahaye - La Femme rescued and trained by the Centre. Her initial mission, killing a foreign diplomat in a crowded restaurant and escaping back to the Centre from his well-armed bodyguards, doubles as the final test in her training.
She graduates and begins life as a sleeper agent in Paris under the name Marie. She meets Marco Jean-Hugues Anglade in a supermarket and the two develop an intimate relationship although he knows nothing of her real profession. Marco is curious about her past and why she has no family or other friends. Nikita then invites Bob to dinner as "Uncle Bob". Bob tells stories about "Marie"'s imaginary childhood, then giving the couple tickets for a trip to Venicepurportedly as an engagement gift.
Nikita and Marco go on the trip and during their preparation to Gérard Delahaye - La Femme love, the phone rings.
She thinks it's the room service they just ordered, but it is instructions for her next job. As her room is, not surprisingly, perfectly located to take aim at the target, she goes to the bathroom window, supposedly to take a bath, and as she prepares the rifle, Marco is attempting to talk Idéal - Trust - Mans Trap her through the door.
The instructions on who to shoot take longer than expected and she can't answer him. She finally gets the instructions The Darkside (DJ Mix) - Various - Trance 2001 - The First Edition takes out her target. She is barely able to conceal the rifle before Marco walks in, against her wishes.
By then, she is distraught because she has ignored and hurt him due to Gérard Delahaye - La Femme job. Still, her career as an assassin goes well until a document-theft mission in an embassy goes awry. The Centre sends in Victor "The Cleaner " Jean Renoa ruthless operative, to salvage the mission and destroy all the evidence of the foul-up.
When one of the operatives turns on Victor and is killed by him, Nikita is Lets Work - Various - Euro Dance 20 to take his place. They make it most of the way through the mission when it goes bad. 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. Marco reveals that he has discovered Nikita's secret life, and, concerned over how her activities are affecting her psychologically, persuades her to disappear.
Upon discovering that she abandoned the Centre, Bob goes to their apartment where he meets with Marco. Bob says she can't be out of danger because she still has the documents, after which Marco hands them over. Gérard Delahaye - La Femme agree that they will both miss her.
Based on the success of Le Grand BleuGaumont agreed to finance Nikita without even having seen a script. Nikita premiered in Paris at the Grand Rex on 21 February Following the premiere, the film went on tour in France to 15 towns with Besson to promote it and enter discussion with the audience after the screenings.
After Nikita' s release in France, it was released in over 95 countries. It was released in the United States in The Big Blue has the same problem, released in the United States as an intellectual work, and attracting the wrong audience. In France, the popular press reception to the film was mixed.
Speaking of the film's critical reception in France, Besson noted he would not talk to the press, stating that he would want to "count on them to help me, to help me evaluate my own work", and that the "critics should be looking towards the future, but in France, all they want to talk about is the past.
The critics defend an ideology, their age, their profession, a lot of things that don't interest me. We are all guilty Escalation - Lost Cherrees - In The Very Beginning not adoring Luc Besson. The film received mixed reviews outside France. When asked about a follow-up to NikitaAnne Parillaud spoke about being approached for a sequel, noting her lack of interest stating: Old House - Pretty Bleak - happiness the film was a failure, would you have had anything more to say about her?
Of course not. Daily Variety noted that between andHollywood remade seventeen contemporary French films, all of them released in the s, s, and s. It was produced in Canada by Fireworks Entertainment. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. British Board of Film Classification.
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