Character: Cataleya Restrepo
Directed by: Olivier Megaton
Written by: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen
Cast Members: Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Jordi Molla, Callum Blue, Lennie James, Amanda Stenberg, Cliff Curtis, Beto Benites
Released date: August 26, 2011
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Duration: 1hr 48m
"Columbiana" is a 2011 action thriller film directed by Olivier Megaton and starring Zoe Saldana as Cataleya Restrepo, a young woman who seeks revenge on those who killed her parents when she was a child. After witnessing the brutal murder of her parents by a powerful drug lord in Colombia, Cataleya is taken in by her uncle who trains her to become a skilled assassin. As she grows older, Cataleya sets out on a mission to avenge her parents' deaths and bring justice to those responsible. With thrilling action sequences and intense drama, "Columbiana" follows Cataleya's journey as she fights to make her way to the top of the drug cartel and exact her revenge.
“Columbiana” is a gripping action thriller that tells the story of Cataleya Restrepo, a young woman who is on a quest for vengeance after witnessing the brutal murder of her parents by a drug lord in Bogota, Colombia. She manages to escape and is taken in by her uncle, Emilio, who trains her to become a ruthless assassin. As she grows older, Cataleya develops a burning desire to avenge her parents’ death and seeks out the drug lord who was responsible.
The film features intense action sequences, including a number of high-octane fight scenes and thrilling chases. Zoe Saldana delivers a standout performance as Cataleya, perfectly capturing the character’s determination, resilience and deadly skills. Her journey takes her from the slums of Colombia to the mansions of Miami, as she relentlessly pursues her targets, taking out anyone who stands in her way.
While “Columbiana” is undoubtedly a movie packed with adrenaline-fueled action, it also has its moments of heart and emotion. Cataleya’s backstory is explored in depth, giving the audience a sense of the depth of her loss and the reasons behind her thirst for revenge. Ultimately, the film is a powerful tale of a woman fighting for justice and redemption, and it will keep audiences on the edge of their seats from beginning to end.