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La Femme Nikita

La Femme Nikita

A Feature film by Luc Besson

Produced by Gaumont, Les Films du Loup

Release in France : 21/02/1990


    Nikita is a young lady who with two Nihilist friends commit 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.

    Source : IMDb

    Actors (31)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producers :

    Gaumont, Les Films du Loup

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    Foreign production company :

    Cecchi Gori Group

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    International releases (14)

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    Full credits (22)

    Assistant directors :

    Guillaume de Bary, Christophe Vassort

    Screenwriter :

    Luc Besson

    Director of Photography :

    Thierry Arbogast

    Sound Assistant :

    Xavier Griette

    Camera Operator :

    Jacques Monge

    Editor :

    Olivier Mauffroy

    Continuity supervisor :

    Élisabeth Chochoy

    Music Composer :

    Éric Serra

    Stunt performer :

    Jean-Louis Airola

    Costume designers :

    Valentine Breton des Loys, Mimi Lempicka

    Still Photographer :

    Patrick Camboulive

    Producers :

    Luc Besson, Patrice Ledoux, Claude Besson

    Foreign Producer :

    Vittorio Cecchi Gori

    Sound recordists :

    Michel Barlier, Pierre Befve, Patrice Grisolet, Marie Guesnier

    Assistant Operators :

    Vincent Jeannot, Jeanne Lapoirie, Germain Desmoulins

    Production Manager :

    Jérôme Chalou

    Assistant editors :

    Fanchon Brulé, Nathalie Hureau, Annie Marciniak

    Art director :

    Ambre Fernandez-Sansonetti

    Foley artist :

    Jérôme Lévy

    Construction Manager :

    Christian Gazio

    Sound Mixer :

    Gérard Lamps

    Location manager :

    Christine de Jekel

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Sub-genre :

    Thriller, Legend

    Themes :

    Femininity, Murder

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    Coproducer countries :

    France, Italy

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    Nationality :

    Majority French (France, Italy)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 55 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SR

    Posters (1)


    Festival Selections (2)

    Nowy Horyzonty/New Horizons - 2013

    Nowy Horyzonty/New Horizons (Poland, 2013)


    French films selected

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1991

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1991)

    Selection (9)

    Best Actress : Anne Parillaud

    Best Director : Luc Besson

    Best Editing : Olivier Mauffroy

    Most Promising Actor : Marc Duret

    Best Cinematography : Thierry Arbogast

    Best Sound : Michel Barlier, Pierre Befve, Gérard Lamps

    Best Original Music : Éric Serra

    Best Production Design : Dan Weil

    Best Film