MESRINE: PUBLIC ENEMY #1
| 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, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Gérard Lanvin, Samuel Le Bihan, Olivier Gourmet, Michel Duchaussoy, Anne Consigny.
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 second opus of a 2-part biopic dedicated to the 70’s most wanted French gangster, MESRINE: ENEMY PUBLIC #1 starts when, now back in France, Mesrine is finally in police custody and facing justice for his crimes. After escaping a courtroom and kidnapping the judge at gunpoint, Mesrine is declared Public Enemy Number 1 and is eventually condemned to a maximum-security prison where he writes his memoirs, establishing himself as a household name and the anti-hero across France. Mesrine stages another daring escape and disappears into the lawless underworld, taunting the police and reinventing himself as a celebrity criminal through his savvy manipulation of the media. After such a monumental rise, comes the inevitable fall as the police close in, bringing the life of Jacques Mesrine to full bloody circle.(The first part of the biopic MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT, is also available on COLCOA VIRTUAL CINEMA)