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Eric Serra – Le Grand Bleu – Soundtrack

Leon – The Professional (1994): “Tony the IBM” by Eric Serra

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Soundtrack: “Tony the IBM
Composed by Eric Serra
Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Luc Besson
Stars: Jean Reno, Gary Oldman and Natalie Portman 
Awards: 2 wins & 8 nominations
Genres: Crime | Drama | Thriller 
Country: France

Eric Serra and the music of ‘Nikita’ (1990)

Nikita (Anne Parillaud) is a teenage junkie who participates in the robbery of a pharmacy owned by the parents of a fellow junkie. The robbery goes awry, erupting into a gunfight with local police, during which her cohorts are killed. Suffering severe withdrawal symptoms, she murders a policeman. Nikita is arrested, tried, and convicted of murder and is sentenced to life in prison.

In prison, her captors fake her death, making it appear that she has committed suicide via a tranquilizer overdose. She awakens in a nondescript room, where a well-dressed but hard-looking man named Bob (Tchéky Karyo) enters and reveals that, although officially dead and buried, she is in the custody of a shadowy government agency. She is given a choice of becoming an assassin, or actually occupying “row 8, plot 30”[4], referring to her fake grave. After some resistance, she chooses the former and proves to be a talented killer. One of her trainers, Amande (Jeanne Moreau), transforms her from a degenerate drug addict to a femme fatale. Amande implies that she was also rescued and trained by the DGSE.

Her initial mission, killing a diplomat in a crowded restaurant and escaping back to the Centre, doubles as the final test in her training. She graduates and begins life as a sleeper agent in Paris with her boyfriend Marco (Jean-Hugues Anglade), a man she meets in a supermarket and who knows nothing of her real profession.

Her career as an assassin goes well until a document-theft mission in an embassy goes awry, requiring the ruthless Victor “The Cleaner” (Jean Reno) to destroy the mission’s evidence and all corpses. During the mission, Victor is wounded and dies. Marco reveals that he has discovered Nikita’s secret life, and, concerned over how her activities are affecting her psychologically, persuades her to disappear. Upon discovering that she abandoned the agency, Bob meets with Marco, and they both discuss and decide what is best for Nikita.

Directed by Luc Besson
Produced by Patrice Ledoux (uncredited)
Written by Luc Besson
Starring Anne Parillaud
Jean-Hugues Anglade
Tchéky Karyo
Music by Éric Serra
Distributed by Gaumont
Release date(s) February 21, 1990 (1990-02-21) (France)
Running time 115 min
Country France
Language French
Box office € 37,214,655


(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikita_(film)

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