Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Release date: August 27, 2010
(LA, NY)

Studio: Music Box Films

Directors: Jean-François Ríchet

Starring: Cécile de FranceMichel DuchaussoyVincent CasselElena AnayaGerard DepardieuRoy DupuisGilles LelloucheMyriam BoyerFlorence Thomassin

Genre: Drama Crime


MPAA Rating: R (for strong brutal violence, some sexual content and language)

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Plot Summary: "Mesrine: Killer Instinct" - the first of two parts - charts the outlaw odyssey of Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), the legendary French gangster of the 1960s and 1970s who came to be known as French Public Enemy No. 1 and The Man of a Thousand Faces. Infamous for his bravado and outrageously daring prison escapes, Mesrine carried out numerous robberies, kidnappings and murders in a criminal career that spanned continents until he was shot dead in 1979 by France's notorious anti-gang unit. Thirty years after his death, his infamy lives on. Mesrine was helped along the way by beautiful and equally reckless Jeanne Schneider (Cécile de France), a Bonnie to match his Clyde. Mesrine made up his own epic, between romanticism and cruelty, flamboyance and tragedy. Both a thriller and a biopic, "Killer Instinct" explores the man behind the icon.

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