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''Colombiana'' is a 2011 action movie starring ZoeSaldana, written and produced by Luc Besson. The film follows Cataleya Restrepo, daughter of a member of a Colombian cartel. Her parents are killed when she was 9, forcing her to flee to Chicago to live with her uncle. Using her uncle's tutelage and own intelligence, Cataleya becomes a beautiful and deadly assassin driven by vengeance for her parents' deaths.

!!This work provides examples of:

* FiveFiveFive: Delaney's mobile number shown while it's being traced.
* ActionGirl: Cataleya herself.
** Her mother Alicia knows how to handle {{BFG}} as well.
* AgeAppropriateAngst: Young Cataleya, after watching her parents killed in front of her, sheds a single tear. She doesn't really cry until much later when she gets to Tio Emilio. {{Justified}} in that she had other things to worry about at the moment. Years later though, Cataleya breaks into sobs immediately after seeing her grandmother's body.
* AntiHero: Cataleya herself.
* ArcWords: "Never forget...Never forget where you came from."
* AirVentPassageway: Cateleya sneaks through the ventilation system of the jail to get to her target. Somewhat subverted, as the vents are claustrophobically small and she has to improvise a way past a fan. Later, she uses the vents in her building to escape the FBI raid on her house.
* AnachronismStew: SD cards and ''XenaWarriorPrincess'' did not exist in 1992. But since it would have been harder to explain to viewers who [[StreetFighter Chun-Li]] is, as well as try to find a way to get Cataleya to eat a CD...
** Danny's phone is an iPhone 3G.
* {{Badass}}: Cataleya.
* BeautifulDreamer: This backfires on Cataleya when her boyfriend takes a photo of her sleeping and shows it to his friend, who decides to run a check through a friend in the police department to find out who the mystery girlfriend is.
* {{BFG}}: Try a Blaser R93 Sniper Rifle.
* BlackAndGrayMorality: While Marco is evil, Cataleya ''is'' an assassin.
* BreakInThreat: The ponzi guy wakes up amidst his sleeping PaidHarem to find the word THIEF and an orchid (the assassin's CallingCard) painted on his chest. He then finds all his bodyguards have been murdered. It gets worse.
* CacophonyCoverUp: A SWAT team is raiding the protagonist's apartment and makes an explosive entry; at the same time she uses an explosive charge to blow a hole through a wall to make her escape into the lift shaft.
* CaliforniaDoubling: The scene in which the cop car gets crashed into was filmed in Metairie, LA, a suburb of New Orleans. This occurs seconds after the message flashes on the screen, "[[InvertedTrope Los Angeles]], present day."
* CallBack:
** Emilio, in his EstablishingCharacterMoment, is seen beating a man to death. [[spoiler: Cataleya finds his body with evidence that he too suffered the same fate.]]
** When Cataleya feeds the dogs early in the movie, they didn't move to eat until she commands them to "eat." [[spoiler: Later, she feeds Sandoval to them.]]
* CallingCard: Cataleya draws a cataleya orchid on her victims.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Cataleya's dogs, who eat the cartel head]]
* ChekhovsSkill: [[spoiler:Eating on cue.]]
* CIAEvilFBIGood: Agent Ross of the FBI continually comes to grips against Agent Williams of the CIA, who is actively stonewalling Ross' investigation to prevent him from discovering Agency's ties to the cartel boss who killed Cataleya's parents.
* TheCommiesMadeMeDoIt: Cataleya tells Agent Ross she'll kill a member of his family every week if he doesn't get Sandoval's location from the CIA.
* DangerTakesABackSeat
* DesignatedLoveInterest: Danny
* DramaticDrop: Cataleya drops her pistol when she sees Emilio's body.
* ElectrifiedBathtub: Shown in a montage of Cataleya's previous kills, along with CampingACrapper for another victim.
* EveryCarIsAPinto: Averted. No cars blow up in the movie, even the one Cataleya unloads a whole magazine into.
* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: [[spoiler:Cataleya offs a sleazy businessman (who got away with a huge Ponzi scheme) by dumping him in his own SharkPool.]]
* FanserviceExtra: Willie, the Ponzi scheme guy, has a PaidHarem of four lingerie-clad women.
* FakeAmerican: Brit Lennie James plays an American FBI agent. His American accent is flawless but at one point, while searching cars, he [[SeparatedByACommonLanguage refers to the trunk as a 'boot']].
* FakeNationality: Half Puerto-Rican/half Dominican Zoe Saldana and Maori Cliff Curtis play Colombians.
* FlowerMotif: The "Cataleya" orchid. (also "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleurothallis Colombiana]]" is a real kind of orchid).
* FruitCart: During the opening chase scene, a motorbike rider does a dramatic slide into bowls of spices.
* GetIntoJailFree: Our introduction to the protagonist as an adult ProfessionalKiller involves her [[DynamicEntry suddenly ramming a police car]] while PlayingDrunk. The police put her in a cell overnight to sober up; she breaks out of the cell, kills a criminal who's being held overnight there by Federal Marshalls, then gets back in her cell as an alibi. Unfortunately the feds realise the killer had to have been in the building, so start checking into everyone held in custody.
* GirlsWithGuns
* GoryDiscretionShot: Cutting to the outside of the van, [[spoiler: which is rocking back and forth as Cataleya's dogs eat the cartel head]]
* HollywoodSilencer
* ImpaledPalm
* ImprovisedWeapon: The climax manages to do this with a towel and toothbrushes. And it's awesome.
* InsecurityCamera: PlayedStraight in her first hit, as she's trying to frame a guard. Subverted later, since when she shoots out some cameras to hide her movment, it tells the FBI exactly where she is.
* ItWorksBetterWithBullets: The loan shark picks up a pair of Desert Eagles from dead guards and tries to use them on Cataleya. Turns out she emptied them beforehand. Justified, since the target wasn't a gun person and the handgun's massive weight would help disguise the lack of bullets.
* JustAStupidAccent[=/=]TranslationConvention: The Hispanic actors hardly ever speak Spanish, even in the scenes in Colombia, but they do make sure to pronounce Spanish words correctly.
* KarmicDeath: Willie (a sleazy businessman) is eaten by the sharks he kept beneath his swimming pool.
* LaserSight: The red dot helps to let the target know she's not bluffing.
* LeParkour: By a 9 year old schoolgirl, no less. As well as one of the {{Mooks}} chasing her.
* LittleMissBadass: And she grew up to be quite the lovely ActionGirl, too.
* MsFanservice: Cataleya. Just count the number of times she's naked, partially naked, wet or wearing skintight clothing.
* NotStayingForBreakfast
* PantsPositiveSafety: A nice bit of {{fanservice}} with Cataleya dancing in her apartment with a Beretta Storm shoved in the back of her [[WhoWearsShortShorts short shorts]]. Followed by a ShowerScene and OralFixation.
* PlayingDrunk: Cataleya does this (hilariously!) to get arrested and thrown in jail with one of her assassination targets.
* PreciousPhoto: Emilio has one of his brother's (Cataleya's father) family. After passing it on to Cataleya, she treasures it a well.
* ProfessionalKiller: Cataleya.
* ProperlyParanoid: Cateleya empties the guns her target might use, searches an FBI agent's house for hidden cameras, and seems to have planned an air-vent escape from her apartment if it's ever raided.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: With a healthy side of MoreDakka and a light garnishing of GunsAkimbo. Taken UpToEleven after her last remaining relatives are killed. She dispenses with her ninja tactics, send an RPG round through the front door and storms the place guns blazing.
* SmallGirlBigGun: Especially that giant sniper rifle.
* SpiritualSequel: Apparently, the movie began life as a sequel to ''Leon Film/TheProfessional'' and mainly centered around Mathilda, but was changed into something else over the years. The changes came about presumably because [[WordOfGod Natalie Portman would have cost too much to hire]].
* SpyCatsuit: The prison sequence.
* StuffBlowingUp: Why would the SWAT team blow up Cataleya's front door? (In an apartment building?) They could have easily rammed it open.
* TemptingFate: On seeing a laser dot on his chest, the CIA JerkAss boasts that the window is armoured against a direct hit from a 57mm shell. Cue warning shot fired through the glass. Damn these government contractors...
* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Emilio, in an attempt to scare Cataleya [[spoiler: out of wanting to be an assassin, casually pulls out a gun and takes potshots at a passing car. In broad daylight. In the middle of Chicago. ''In front of a school.'']] ''No one'' cares that he did this.
** It isn't that no one cares. It was that a shooting in such a situation was so unexpected that Emilio and Cataleya went unnoticed in the resulting chaos. He waited until no one was watching them to start shooting and then acted completely casual as they were leaving.
* WaifFu: [[spoiler: Cataleya does plenty of this against TheDragon.]]
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