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Jacques Mesrine, last of the great French gangsters, was declared Public Enemy Number One during his lifetime. He regularly finished atop the list of newsmakers in opinion polls. His spectacular death, shot full of holes by police at close range in the middle of Paris, put the crowning touch on his legend. Nearly thirty years after his demise in 1979, the myth of Jacques Mesrine is very much alive. Now, for the first time, this ambitious project brings his life to the big screen. At once a thriller and a biopic, the project is shot through with action and emotion, yet remains as faithful as possible to factual reality. Far from making a model or superhero out of Mesrine, the film portrays the character in all its complexity, including the darkest aspects. What will emerge is the story of the man behind the icon.

  • Number of Movies: 2
  • Revenue: $31,055,440

Featured Cast

  1. Vincent Cassel

    Vincent Cassel

    Jacques Mesrine

  2. Ludivine Sagnier

    Ludivine Sagnier

    Sylvie Jeanjacquot

  3. Cécile de France

    Cécile de France

    Jeanne Schneider

  4. Mathieu Amalric

    Mathieu Amalric

    François Besse

  5. Gérard Depardieu
  6. Gilles Lellouche
  7. Gérard Lanvin

    Gérard Lanvin

    Charly Bauer

  8. Roy Dupuis

    Roy Dupuis

    Jean-Paul Mercier

  9. Samuel Le Bihan

    Samuel Le Bihan

    Michel Ardouin

  10. Olivier Gourmet

    Olivier Gourmet

    Commissioner Broussard

  11. Florence Thomassin
  12. Georges Wilson

    Georges Wilson

    Henri Lelièvre

  13. Elena Anaya

    Elena Anaya


  14. Michel Duchaussoy

    Michel Duchaussoy

    Pierre André Mesrine, father of Jacques

Featured Crew

Mesrine: Killer Instinct

October 22, 2008

Jacques Mesrine, a loyal son and dedicated soldier, is 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, Mesrine turns his back on middle class law-abiding and soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder.

Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

November 19, 2008

The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats -- from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks -- Mesrine was gunned down by the French police in Paris.

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