La Femme Nikita (1990)

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"La Femme Nikita" is a 1990 French action thriller film directed by Luc Besson, starring Anne Parillaud in the lead role. The film tells the story of a young woman named Nikita who is sentenced to life in prison for a violent crime. She is then recruited by a secret government agency to become an assassin, and undergoes intense training to become a skilled killer.

As Nikita completes her training and begins her new life as an agent, she struggles to come to terms with her violent past and her new identity. She also forms a romantic relationship with a fellow agent named Marco (Jean-Hugues Anglade), which further complicates her situation.

The film was a critical and commercial success, both in France and internationally, and spawned several adaptations and spin-offs, including a television series and an American remake, "Point of No Return" (1993), starring Bridget Fonda.

"La Femme Nikita" is known for its stylish and sleek visuals, as well as its exploration of themes such as identity, morality, and the consequences of violence. The film has been praised for its complex portrayal of its female protagonist, who defies traditional gender roles and expectations, and for its innovative use of action and suspense.