MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT
| 2010 – 113′ – Thriller / Biopic / Drama / Crime -,
Written by Abdel Raouf Dafri, Jean-François Richet
Directed by Jean-François Richet.
Based on Jacques Mesrine’s memoirs.
Starring Vincent Cassel, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche, Myriam Boyer, Michel Duchaussoy, Roy Dupuis, Elena Anaya.
Official Selections COLCOA French Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival. 5 César Awards nomination including Best Director.
In French with English subtitles.
A Music Box Films release.|
The first opus of a 2-part biopic dedicated to the 70’s most wanted French gangster, MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT introduces us to Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), a loyal son and dedicated soldier back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Soon he is seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido (Gérard Depardieu) Mesrine turns his back on middle class law-abiding and soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder. After pulling off an audacious heist he and his lover Jeanne (Cécile de France) flee to Canada where the opportunity of one big payout lures him out of hiding and propels him towards international notoriety. (MESRINE: PUBLIC ENEMY #1, the second part is also available on COLCOA VIRTUAL CINEMA)