An urgent life-or-death dilemma befalls Nikita--the feral street girl and violent drug addict--after killing a police officer at point blank. Hopeless, Nikita is given a new lease of life, when she reluctantly exchanges her doomed fate for a secret government program that promises to mould her into a cold-blooded assassin under the wing of her sadistic mentor, Bob. Now--with a new set of skills, a new identity, and lethally sophisticated looks--Nikita is the ultimate weapon and the perfect puppet for doing the government's dirty work; however, what happens if this trained killer chooses love over death?Written by
The original US release had a different title card to go with the longer title. Instead of "Nikita" with the letters spread out and copyright notices at the bottom, it shrinks "Nikita" a little, with "La Femme" above it, and no copyright. Copyright information is placed after the film. Samuel Goldwyn distribution cards appear at the beginning and end (before copyright). The 2008 US Blu-ray features the original title card on screen, although the case still uses the longer one, and it begins with a fairly modern Gaumont production logo. See more »
I saw this film when I was young (12 years old maybe) and I simply loved it. We are following the story of this unruly woman who is trying to do better in a world that is not necessarily that friendly. All the actors are excellent, showing a great strength and sensitivity at the same time.
As in most films by Luc Besson, there is a dark sense of humor that could ´speak´ even to the young.
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