La Femme Nikita (, literally "The Woman Nikita"), also called Nikita, is a 1990 action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson.
Nikita (Anne Parillaud) is a nihilistic teenage junkie who commits her life to anarchy, drugs and violence. One night, she participates in the robbery of a pharmacy owned by a friend's parents. The robbery goes awry, erupting into a gunfight with local police, during which her accomplices are killed. Suffering severe withdrawal symptoms, she murders a GIGN officer. Nikita is arrested, tried, and convicted of murder and is sentenced to life in prison.
|keywords||abandon arrest assassin assassination bury cleaner dgse discover drug addict drug withdrawal femme fatale force foreign diplomat gign government agency junkie kill life in prison life sentence nothing one night pharmacy rescue room service secret life sleeper agent substance dependence suffer train withdrawal wound|
|musicBy||Éric Serra Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|nomination||César Award for Best Actress|
|theme||girls with guns martial arts|