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La Femme Nikita -- From celebrated French director Luc Besson comes this "slick, stylish and tremendously entertaining" ( The New York Times ) thriller about a cop-killing junkie (Anne Parillaud) turned lethally dangerous assassin.


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April 1991 (USA) See more »
The Hit of Paris and London Has Come to America. [US Poster] See more »
Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anne Parillaud ... Nikita
Marc Duret ... Rico
Patrick Fontana ... Coyotte
Alain Lathière ... Zap
Laura Chéron ... La punk
Jacques Boudet ... Le pharmacien
Helene Aligier ... La pharmacienne
Pierre-Alain de Garrigues ... Flic pharmacie
Patrick Pérez ... Flic pharmacie (as Patrick Perez)
Bruno Randon ... Flic pharmacie
Vincent Skimenti ... Flic pharmacie
Roland Blanche ... Flic interrogatoire
Joseph Teruel ... Stagiaire flic
Jacques Disses ... Avocat
Stéphane Fey ... Président tribunal (as Stephane Fey)
Philippe Dehesdin ... 1er magistrat
Michel Brunot ... 2ème magistrat
Rodolph Freytt ... 1er infirmier
Pavel Slabý ... 2ème infirmier

Tchéky Karyo ... Bob (as Tcheky Karyo)
Jean-Luc Caron ... Professeur d'informatique
Rénos Mandis ... Professeur de tir (as Renos Mandis)
Jean-Marc Merchet ... Professeur de judo

Jeanne Moreau ... Amande
Philippe Leroy ... Grossman (as Philippe Leroy Beaulieu)
Patrick Serrière ... Chauffeur Bob
Iska Khan ... Homme restaurant
Heike Fisher ... Femme restaurant
Patrick Buiquangda ... 1er garde du corps
Eddie Gaydu ... 2ème garde du corps
Jose Steinmann ... 3ème garde du corps
Philippe Hernando ... 4ème garde du corps
Gérard Touratier ... Gardien porte blindée (as Gerard Touratier)
Jean Bedin ... Armurier
Edith Perret ... Dame agence

Jean-Hugues Anglade ... Marco
Jean-Pierre Pauty ... Homme bar hôtel
Michel Campa ... Homme écoute
Murray Gronwall ... Responsable hôtel (as Murray Grunwall)
Pierrick Charpentier ... Flic hôtel
Rafael Sultan ... Flic hôtel
Hubert Gillet ... Flic hôtel
Fausto Costantino ... Garde du corps
Roberto Talanno ... Serveur hôtel Venise
Pétronille Moss ... Serveuse salon de thé (as Petronille Moss)
Eric Prat ... Agent immobilier
Mia Frye ... Femme pressée
Olivier Hémon ... Homme en retard (as Olivier Hemon)
Philippe du Janerand ... Ambassadeur - Jules
Christian Gazio ... Garde ambassadeur
Jérôme Chalou ... Chauffeur ambassadeur (as Jerome Chalou)

Jean Reno ... Victor nettoyeur
Jean-Claude Bolle-Reddat ... Gardien ambassade (as Jean-Claude Bolle Reddat)
Jean Bouise ... L'attaché ambassade
Patrick Chauveau ... Gardien ambassade
Maurice Antoni ... Gardien ambassade
Mathieu Archer ... Flic Bob
Alexis Dupuy ... Flic Bob
Michèle Amiel ... Femme police (as Michele Amiel)
Guy Van Riet ... Flic paternel
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Axelrod ... Computer Teacher (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Xavier Bonastre ... Homme restaurant (uncredited)
Steve Bulen ... Jail Cop 1 / Martial Arts Teacher / Krichi (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Bill Capizzi ... Interrogator / Doorman (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Tony Clay ... Marksmanship Teacher / Tardy (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Michael Forest ... Judge / Waiter (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Melora Harte ... Nikita (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Milton James ... Interrogator Aide / Jedreck / Impostor (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Dave Mallow ... Sommelier / Needs Light (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Michael McConnohie ... Jail Cop 2 (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Simon Prescott ... Pharmacist / Embassy Mark (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Mike Reynolds ... Grossman (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Michael Sorich ... Rico (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Ellyn Stern ... Amande (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Kirk Thornton ... Coyote (voice: English version) (uncredited)
John Tremaine ... Bob (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Tom Wyner ... Maurice / Victor (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Directed by
Luc Besson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luc Besson 

Produced by
Claude Besson .... executive producer (uncredited)
Luc Besson .... co-producer (uncredited)
Mario Cecchi Gori .... co-producer (uncredited)
Vittorio Cecchi Gori .... co-producer (uncredited)
Patrice Ledoux .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Eric Serra 
Cinematography by
Thierry Arbogast (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Olivier Mauffroy 
Casting by
Nathalie Cheron  (as Nathalie Chéron)
Production Design by
Dan Weil 
Set Decoration by
Julie Sfez 
Costume Design by
Anne Angelini 
Valentin Breton Des Loys 
Mimi Lempicka 
Makeup Department
Paul de Fisser .... chief hair stylist
Claudine Grumelart .... special makeup effects artist
Geneviève Peyralade .... key makeup artist (as Genevieve Peyralade)
Production Management
Didier Carrel .... assistant unit manager
Jérôme Chalou .... production manager
Christine De Jekel .... unit manager
Deden .... unit manager trainee
Loïc Dugue .... unit manager trainee (as Loïc Dugue)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Guillaume De Bary .... second assistant director
Anne Guillard .... apprentice assistant director
Christine Perrin .... apprentice assistant director
Coralie Roy .... second assistant director
Christophe Vassort .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jean-Marc Alary .... constructor
Andre Antona .... constructor
Catherine Autefage .... painter
Maria Brand .... set designer
Xavier Buffin .... painter
Jeremy Chapelet .... constructor (as Jeremie Chapelet)
Thierry Chavenon .... set trainee
Alain Darthou .... construction manager (as Alain Henri Darthou)
Jean-Louis Darthou .... second assistant set decorator
Marcel Daudin .... buyer
Nicolas Denis .... constructor
Pascal Fasola .... painter
Pascale Fernández .... first assistant set decorator (as Pascale Fernandez)
Jerome Fortier .... constructor
Herve Gavillet .... constructor
Christian Gazio .... property master
Richard Guille .... second assistant set decorator (as Richard Guillé)
Noël Guillot .... painter
Michel Karyo .... set trainee
Stéphane Le Lièvre .... painter: decorations (as Stephane Lelievre)
Padou .... constructor
Cyrille Perron .... key painter
Christine Pruvot .... set trainee
Nathalie Sarret .... painter: decorations
Mona Soliman .... second assistant set decorator
Jean-Marc Vidonne .... carpenter
Carole Weiss .... painter
Patrick Widdrington .... carpenter
Sound Department
Jean-François Auger .... foley engineer
Michel Barlier .... sound
Pierre Befve .... sound
Dominik Borde .... sound engineer
Xavier Griette .... boom operator
Patrice Grisolet .... sound
Marie Guesnier .... sound
Gérard Lamps .... sound re-recording mixer (as Gerard Lamps)
Alain Lévy .... assistant foley artist (as Alain Levy)
Jacques Lévy .... post-synchronization
Jérôme Lévy .... foley artist (as Jerome Levy)
Isabelle Martin .... assistant sound engineer
Eric Mauer .... sound effects
Françoise Maulny .... sound detection (as Françoise Levy)
Special Effects by
Jacques Martin .... special effects
Isabelle Adnot .... stunts
Jean-Louis Airola .... stunts
Franck Bedu .... stunts
Gaetano Falzone .... stunts
Yves Gabrielli .... stunts
Sonia Le Henaff .... stunts
Michel Norman .... stunt consultant
Leslie Rain .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jacques Barbazange .... grip
Patrick Camboulive .... still photographer
Michel Dechaud .... key grip
Germain Desmoulins .... second assistant camera
Christophe Dural .... electrician
Bernard Estève .... electrician (as Bernard Esteve)
Gilles Floquet .... grip
François Gentit .... additional camera operator
Vincent Jeannot .... additional camera operator
Jeanne Lapoirie .... first assistant camera
Jean-Pierre Mas .... key grip
Jean-Claude Reux .... chief electrician
Jacques Monge .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Nathalie Serfaty .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Rodriguez .... dresser
Tammera Tudor .... dresser
Editorial Department
Fanchon Brulé .... assistant editor
Catherine Constant .... assistant editor
Sophie Duvillier .... apprentice editor
Nathalie Hureau .... assistant editor
Yvan Lucas .... color timer
Annie Marciniak .... assistant editor
Pascale Mons .... apprentice editor
Bob Wenokur .... studio post-production representative (uncredited)
Other crew
Fred Bouchaour .... location manager
Lise Bèraha .... production assistant (as Lise Beraha)
Elisabeth Chochoy .... script supervisor
Nicole Cobac .... production administrator
Marie-Laure Compain .... production secretary
Claude Fugain .... voice coach
Jean-Michel Gageat .... groupman
Jérôme Giroux .... locksmith (as Jerome Giroux)
Marcel Khelifa .... sales
Amy Lavietes .... singing coach
Jules Lefevre .... shooting coach
Laurent Lesdema .... dance teacher
Pascal Luneau .... acting coach (as Pascal Emmanuel Luneau)
Gabrielle Mairesse .... press attache
Christophe Maratier .... weapons
Jean-Charles Maratier .... weapons
André Noël .... dog trainer
Monique Pautas .... production accountant
Laurent Rabillon .... coach: judo
Alexis Tikovoi .... acting coach
Steve Kramer .... adaptation: English Version (uncredited)
Michael Mendelsohn .... banker/financier (uncredited)
Jean Bouise .... dedicatee
Alain Gillot .... thanks
Michèle Pétin .... thanks (as Michele Halberstadt)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nikita" - France (original title)
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117 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:M | Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) | Australia:MA (2010) (re-rating) | Brazil:14 | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Denmark:15 | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Norway:15 | Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 (DVD rating) (2002) | South Korea:15 (1990) (2013) | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:16

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The odd looking gun that Nikita uses in Venice is a silenced Steyr AUG, an Austrian made assault rifle.See more »
Continuity: Nikita's shoes change when she dives into the trash chute in the restaurant.See more »
Nikita:Mister, is this heaven here or not?See more »
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51 out of 66 people found the following review useful.
Femme Fatale, 8 September 2004
Author: Galina from Virginia, USA

Welcome to the world where a woman can handle a gun and be as merciless and seemingly unemotional as any man. The anti- heroine, a woman named Nikita (Anne Parillaud in a performance of her life) is given a reprieve from a death sentence by government agents that want to use her as an undercover assassin. Stylish, ultraviolent, cynical but strangely engrossing - this is a must see for the fans of clever action movies.

Director Luc Besson somehow manages to keep a high level of energy and our interest - from the opening scene – a violent drugstore shootout until the very last moment.

Terrific cast include also Jean-Hughes Anglade (Queen Margot, Killing Zoe), Tcheky Karyo (Kiss of the Dragon, Addicted to Love 1997), Jeanne Moreau - the legend of the French cinema ("Jules and Jim", "Elevator to the Gallows", "Going Places"), and Jean Reno ("Leon", "Ronin")

Don't bother with the American remake (Bridgett Fonda) or TV series with the same title - see only original.

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