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March 27, 1991 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years ago, French writer-director Luc Besson informed actress Anne Parillaud, newly entrenched as the woman in his life, that her career needed a shot in the arm. He wanted to write a script for her--one that would elevate her above the mindless starlet roles she had inhabited and reveal, at long last, what she could do. What happened since, says 31-year-old Besson, is a "fairy tale." "La Femme Nikita" went on to become the second-highest grossing film in France in 1990.
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March 27, 1991 | ELAINE DUTKA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Four years ago, French writer-director Luc Besson informed actress Anne Parillaud, newly entrenched as the woman in his life, that her career needed a shot in the arm. He wanted to write a script for her--one that would elevate her above the mindless starlet roles she had inhabited and reveal, at long last, what she could do. What happened since, says 31-year-old Besson, is a "fairy tale." "La Femme Nikita" went on to become the second-highest grossing film in France in 1990.
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