Thursday, November 4, 2010

LA FEMME NIKITA (French) (1990)

Luc Besson’s earlier thriller made much before his popular ‘Leon/The Professional’ showing his distinctive visual style and narration. There’s not much to ponder over plot where a criminal turned secret agent dangles between her personal romance and professional violent life and Besson generally made movies for broader cinema audience seeking entertainment. Anne Perillaud as Nikita is not seductive beauty but tomboyish and larger than life character represents powerful physicality on screen. Wonder to see Jean Reno in such a small subordinate role of cleaner as one can easily map out that it’s a net practice for his role in ‘Leon’.
Average watch.

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