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Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One

Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One
  • 2008
  • France
  • 133 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jean-François Richet
  • Written by: Abdel Raouf Dafri, Jean-François Richet
  • Cast: Vincent Cassel
  • Language: French, Spanish, Arabic, English, German

Part two of Jean François Richet's epic account of the contrary life and times of France's most famous bank robber and criminal mastermind Jacques Mesrine. Now in the realm of myth and self-deception, and in following Msrine's attempts to align himself with more radical political groups and his burgeoning skills as a master of disguise, Richet's second film unfolds as something more freewheeling and as enjoyable as a good caper movie.

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Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 (Mesrine - L'ennemi public n°1)

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Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One

21 Aug 20094 stars

Second part of biopic on France's most notorious bank robber

Part two of Jean François Richet’s epic account of the contrary life and times of France’s most famous bank robber and criminal mastermind Jacques Mesrine – we are now in the realm of myth and self-deception. Written, like it’s predecessor, by Abdel…

Mesrine: Killer Instinct (l’Instinct de Mort)

30 Jul 20094 stars

Tracing a line from Mesrine’s disillusioning military service during the Algerian war to the beginning of his notoriety in 1972 (when he graduated to murder), the first instalment of this epic crime tale is derivative, energetic and hugely…

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