Nikita is a young lady who with two nihilist friends commits robbery and murder while on drugs. After her trial, she is not executed or taken to prison, but to a school for special operatives. She is told that Nikita no longer exists and she will be trained to pay back society for what she has done, as a spy/assassin. She is trained for over two years and with no warning is handed a gun in a restaurant and told to kill the man at the next table as her handler leaves. —IMDb
Luc Besson was born in Paris on March 18, 1959, and spent most of his childhood living in the idyllic settings of various Mediterranean hideaways where his parents worked as diving instructors.With Besson’s surroundings and family influences, it seemed assured that he would embark on a similar maritime career. From the age of 10, after an encounter with a friendly dolphin, Besson was determined to become a marine biologist, specializing in the study of the species.
Besson studied for this life plan throughout his teens until, at 17, a diving accident prevented him from ever diving again. His long-held dream cut short, Besson redirected his sights, deciding that he would become a filmmaker. Besson dropped out of school to seek work in the French film industry, and started making his own experimental films in super-8. At the age of 19, he moved to Los Angeles.
In 1983, after three years of experience as an Assistant Director, Besson made his first feature, Le Dernier Combat… read more
Barely a two, only got there for it's action sequences. Feels tacky, overblown, and takes itself far more seriously than can be forgiven.
I was led to this after watching Leon, and I'm glad I finally sat down and watched it. If you're looking for an 80s-90s stylized spec agent film, look no further. Speaking of the stylization, it really seemed to crop up at all the right times. It wasn't overbearing, and didn't obnoxiously dominate the action scenes. On top of the great style, Parillaud just kills it. I didn't once doubt the crazy.
Nikita est le quatrième film de Luc Besson qui vient de se faire un nom avec le sympathique, mais surestimé Le grand bleu. On y retrouve dans cette oeuvre tout ce qui fait que le cinéaste français… read review