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Stylish French noir version of Pygmalion. Having killed a cop during a drugstore theft gone awry, young French sociopath Nikita (Parillaud) is reprieved from a death sentence in order to enroll in a government finishing school, of sorts. Trained in etiquette (by Moreau) and assasination (by Karyo), she's released after three years, and starts a new life with a new beau (Anglade), all the while carrying out agency-mandated assassinations. Parillaud is excellent as the once-amoral street urchin transformed into a woman of depth and sensitivity--a bitterly ironic moral evolution for a contract killer. Remade as "Point of No Return."

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Available on Running time 117 minutes. Originally from French.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Role Reversal, Hit Men/Women, Assassination, Office Surprise, Wonder Women
Screenplay
Luc Besson
Cast
Anne Parillaud, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Tcheky Karyo, Jeanne Moreau, Jean Reno, Jean Bouise
Cinematography
Thierry Arbogast
Director
Luc Besson
Music
Eric Serra
Producer
Samuel Goldwyn Company

Awards

Cesar 1991: Actress (Parillaud).

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