|Modern Pulp||Aug 7 2009|
The female of the species is more deadly than the male.
We featured French actress Anne Parillaud as a femme fatale recently and now this morning we spotted this kick-ass Thai promo poster for Nikita, aka La Femme Nikita. Parillaud plays a thief and murderess who, instead of being sent to prison for her crimes, is transformed by a shadowy government agency into an assassin. It was remade in the U.S. as Point of No Return in 1993 starring Bridget Fonda, and while that version has it merits—mainly the underrated Fonda in the lead role—the original directed by Luc Besson has a sublime coolness that’s hard to beat. We just watched this recently, and we're going to watch it again. Highly recommended.
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|Femmes Fatales||Jul 14 2009|
La femme de overwhelming firepower.
French actress Anne Parillaud in a promo still from Luc Besson’s masterpiece La Femme Nikita, 1990.