Anne Parillaud made her film debut in an uncredited role in the French film ‘Un amour de sable’ (1977), followed by the French comedy film ‘L’Hotel de la plage’ (1978), while she was still in high school.
Thereafter, Parillaud starred alongside Catherine Deneuve in Hugo Santiago’s drama-thriller film ‘E’coute voir’ (1979), then played lead roles in the 1980 drama films ‘Girls’ and ‘Patrizia.’ Next, she co-starred with the French actor-filmmaker Alain Delon in his only directorial ventures, crime thrillers ‘Pour la peau d’un flic’ (1981) and ‘Le Battant’ (1983).
Parillaud then starred in the French drama film ‘Juillet en septembre’ (1988) and the Italian film (by Ettore Scola) ‘What Time is it?’ (1989). The French filmmaker Luc Besson (her then-husband) wrote the titular role for her in the action-thriller film ‘La femme Nikita’ (1990). The role of a teen criminal who is later trained to become a government secret assassin in this commercially successful film fetched her the ‘Cesar Award for Best Actress’ amongst other accolades and also fetched international fame leading to Hollywood.
In the American black-comedy horror film ‘Innocent Blood’ (1992), Parillaud played a beautiful vampire. Her performance in ‘Map of the Human Heart’ (1993) brought her a special mention at the ‘Tokyo International Film Festival.’ She further starred in the French drama film ‘A la folie’ (1994), the romantic drama war film ‘Frankie Starlight’ (1995), followed by the 1996 French film ‘Passage a l’acte’ and the American film ‘Dead Girl.’
Parillaud portrayed ‘Queen Mother Anne of Austria’ in the American action drama film ‘The Man in the Iron Mask’ (1998) and that same year, she starred in the thriller ‘Shattered Image.’ After the French romantic comedy ‘Une pour toutes’ (1999) and Oliver Marchal’s ‘Gangsters’ (2002), she starred in Catherine Breillat’s comedy drama ‘Sex is Comedy’ (2002)
The European action film ‘Deadlines’ (2004) earned Parillaud a ‘Best Actress’ award at the ‘Paris Film Festival.’ Thereafter, she starred in the French-Israeli film ‘Promised Land’ (2004) and other French films—‘Tout pour plaire’ (2005), ‘Dermandez la permission aux enfants’ (2007), ‘Une vieille maitresse’ (2007), L’Imbroglio nel Lenzuolo’ (2009), ‘In Their Sleep’ (2010), ‘La marquise des ombres’ (2010) and ‘What the Day Owes the Night’ (2012).
Parillaud also appeared in several TV series, including ‘Nessuno torna indietro’ (1987), ‘Chez Maupassant’ (2011) and ‘H24’ (2020), amongst others. The short films she appeared in were ‘Delicate Gravity’ (2013), ‘Desolee pour hier soir’ (2013), ‘Confesstion’ (2015) and ‘Mille feuille’ (2016). She starred in such TV movies as ‘Vincente’ (1985), ‘A nous les beaux diamanches’ 1986’ and ‘La fille de l’autre’ (2011).
Teenage junkie, Nikita, is sentenced to life in prison after accidentally killing a police officer during a robbery gone wrong. In prison, her captors fake her death and train her to become an assassin. Her life as an assassin goes well until a document-theft mission goes wrong and Nikita has to make life-altering choices again.
Athos, Porthos, and Aramis are retired while their old friend D'Artagnan has continued to serve as a captain of the Musketeers under the treacherous and corrupt King Louis XIV. When Athos’ son is killed by Louis, he reunites with his friends to take Louis down and put his twin brother Prince Philippe on the throne.
This French language thriller focuses on the story of Jacques Darnay, who spends eight years in jail wrongly convicted of a jeweler’s murder and stealing of diamonds. Now released from prison, he is determined to recover the cache. But the task is not easy because by doing so he provokes both the police and the rival criminals.
Marie is a vampire with a conscience who only sucks the blood of criminals. And there is no shortage of victims on the streets of Pittsburgh, where a gang war is taking place. When she is unable to properly dispose of one of her victims, who is a gangster named Sal, he becomes a vampire himself. Therefore, she joins forces with an undercover cop, in order to bring Sal down.
Arnaud de Maule is a young aristocrat who hires Claude Alphand, a female private eye, to investigate a strange cult, that might be linked to the disappearance of his girlfriend.