Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1

Directed By Jean-Fran├žois Richet

RCrimeDramaThriller / Music Box Films /  / Sep 3, 2010 (Limited)

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 cast includes Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan, Olivier Gourmet, Michel Duchaussoy, Anne Consigny, Christophe Van de Velde and Myriam Boyer.