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Sun, Jul 16, 2017
7:30pm
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THE THOUSAND PLANETS OF LUC BESSON
Double Feature! Luc Besson In Person!
THE PROFESSIONAL / LA FEMME NIKITA

This event is sold out. There will be a stand-by line.

Presented by the American Cinematheque and the French Film and TV office, Consulate General of France, Los Angeles. Special thanks to TV5MONDE, now streaming the best of French-language films online with Sling TV.

Discussion between films with director Luc Besson.
THE PROFESSIONAL
LÉON: THE PROFESSIONAL
1994, Sony Repertory, 110 min, France, Dir: Luc Besson

When corrupt DEA agent Norman Stansfield (Gary Oldman) murders her family, 12-year-old Mathilda (Natalie Portman, in her feature debut) takes refuge with neighbor Léon (Jean Reno). She soon discovers that her protector is a hitman - and begs him to teach her the tricks of the trade so that she can exact revenge on Stansfield. The growing relationship between the introverted assassin and his young protégé is at the heart of this stylish, ultra-kinetic crime thriller, which earned seven César nominations.


LA FEMME NIKITA
1990, Sony Repertory, 118 min, France, Dir: Luc Besson

After killing a policeman in a botched robbery, junkie Nikita (Anne Parillaud) is sentenced to life in prison. But a secret government agency fakes her death in order to turn Nikita into a professional assassin - a role she plays with remarkable skill. Jeanne Moreau and Jean Reno costar in the original French hit, which inspired an American remake (POINT OF NO RETURN) and TV series. In French and Italian with English subtitles.


Screening format: DCP | Special Ticket Prices: $15 General, $13 Students/Seniors, $11 Cinematheque Members. No vouchers. | LA FEMME NIKITA in French and Italian with English subtitles.
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Jul 16, 2017 • 7:30pm
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