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I Love Only You,
This review is from: Nikita [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
This is my favourite film of all time from Luc Besson my favourite director.
Nikita is a bit of an accident waiting to happen. A drug addict she kills someone is a drug store raid gone wrong. This sets the tone of the first half of the film, gritty, harsh and full of polar extremes. It's difficult to to get attached to her character or feel anything for her. One minute she is falling in love and the next she is killing an embassador.
There's a great scene where Leon the 'cleaner' turns up and this is testemant to Bessons skill and he created a whole movie out of this 5 minute appearance.
A lot of people will be put off by the subtitles but worry not, this is a simple and energetic film with very little dialogue. Perhaps this is why I like it so much as Besson leaves you to fill in the blanks and portrays the film through emotion and action.
I won't spoil the ending but this is one of the very few films which makes me cry, such is the emotion as the film reaches its climax. Absolutely awesome, well worth a refresh on blu-ray, especially as the DVD version I had was pretty basic with just the movie on it.