RMG 165: La Femme Nikita (1990)

January 23, 2019

In this episode, the Retro Movie Geek crew are geeking out over La Femme Nikita (1990) and

  • a flawed, but strong female character
  • the original vs. the American version
  • the dark side of Hollywood, and the “industry”
  • and much, much more!

Synopsis:

Internationally acclaimed director, Luc Besson, delivers a tour de force with his action packed story of Nikita, a ruthless street junkie, whose killer instincts could make her the perfect weapon.

Recruited against her will into a secret government organization by a sadistic man known only as Bob, Nikita is broken and remade. In three years, Bob transforms her into a sexy, sophisticated “lethal weapon” named Josephine.

Released from the training compound, Nikita establishes a new identity, and soon falls in love with Marco, a soft spoken romantic. Six months later… she gets a call! She’s been activated!

From that moment, Nikita is caught in a web of intrigue and murder – trapped in a double life as Marco’s lover and Bob’s hired gun. The thrilling, provocative climax makes “La Femme Nikita” one of the most shocking, and intelligent, espionage adventures ever!

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