• Tue. Oct 3rd, 2023

La Femme Nikita, also known as Nikita, is a 1990 French action thriller film directed by . The movie follows the story of a young criminal, Nikita, who is given a second chance by the French government to become a secret agent. Nikita is trained to be a lethal assassin and is given a new identity as a high-end fashion model. However, as she begins to develop her new skills, she starts to question her new life and her own morality.


La Femme Nikita received positive reviews from critics, who praised the movie's stylish direction, thrilling action sequences, and 's performance as Nikita. The movie has a 86% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with the consensus being that “La Femme Nikita is a sleek, violent thriller with a bravura performance by at its center.” The film has also been praised for its strong feminist themes and its exploration of the complex character of Nikita.


La Femme Nikita was a critical and commercial success, and it won several awards, including the Best Director award at the 1991 César Awards. The film was also nominated for Best Film and Best Actress for at the same awards ceremony. The movie was also nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival.


La Femme Nikita has become a cult classic and has influenced many other action movies and television shows. It spawned a U.S. remake, a television series, and several other adaptations. The movie's stylish direction and 's performance have been praised by audiences and critics alike, and it has become one of the most famous French movies of the 1990s.

Directed by ,
Written by
Produced by Patrice Ledoux
Starring , , , , , , , , ,
Cinematography Thierry Arbogast
Edited by Olivier Mauffroy
Music by Éric Serra
Gaumont Film Company Les Films Du Loup Cecchi Gori Group Tiger Cinematografica
Distributed by Gaumont Film Company
Release date 21 February 1990 (Paris)
Running time 117 minutes
Countries France Italy
Language French
Budget 39 million F

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