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Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

About the Film

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.
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Gérard Lanvin, Samuel Le Bihan, Olivier Gourmet
Director: Jean-Francois Richet
Release Date: 09/03/10

Reactions

"A French Goodfellas. Mesmerizing, funny, sexy, horrific and the stuff of great global cinema. See it." - James Verniere, Boston Herald

"A remarkable cinematic experience!"- Aint It Cool News

"3 1/2 out of 4 stars!" - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Awards & Festivals

  • Irish Film and Television Awards 2010 Nominee - Best International Actor, Vincent Cassel
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2010 Sierra Award Nominee - Best Foreign Film
  • Winner! Étoiles d'Or 2009 - Best Actor, Vincent Cassel 
  • Winner! César Awards 2009 - Best Actor, Vincent Cassel
  • Winner! César Awards 2009 - Best Director, Jean-François Richet
  • Winner! César Awards 2009 - Best Sound
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Adapted Screenplay
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Cinematography
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Costume Design
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Editing
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Film
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Music Written for a Film
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Production Design
  • Winner! Lumiere Award 2009 - Best Actor, Vincent Cassel
  • Winner! Golden Globes, Italy 2009 - Best European Actor, Vincent Cassel
  • Sannio FilmFest 2009 Golden Capital Award Nominee - Best Actor, Vincent Cassel
  • Sannio FilmFest 2009 Golden Capital Award Nominee - Best Picture, Jean-François Richet
  • Winner! Tokyo International Film Festival 2008 - Best Actor, Vincent Cassel
  • Tokyo International Film Festival 2008 Tokyo Grand Prix Nominee - Jean-François Richet

Cast & Crew

SYLVIA JEANJACQUOT LUDIVINE SAGNIER
FRANCOIS BESSE MATHIEU AMALRIC
CHARLIE BAUER GERARD LANVIN
MICHEL ARDOUIN SAMUEL LE BIHAN
COMMISSAIRE BROUSSARD OLIVIER GOURMET
HENRI LELIEVRE GEORGES WILSON
MESRINE’S FATHER MICHEL DUCHAUSSOY
MESRINE’S MOTHER MYRIAM BOYER
MESRINE’S LAWYER ANNE CONSIGNY


Crew

Director JEAN-FRANCOIS RICHET
Screenplay ABDEL RAOUF DAFRI, based on Jacques Mesrine’s novel  L’instinct de mort
Adaptation/Dialogues ABDEL RAOUF DAFRI and JEAN-FRANCOIS RICHET
Visual Design ROBERT GANTZ
Producer THOMAS LANGMAN
Production Designer EMILE GHIGO
Costume Designer VIRGINIE MONTEL
Editor HERVÉ SCHNEID
Executive Producer DANIEL DELUME
Co-producers Maxime Remillard / André Roulea

Technical Info

Production Year: 2008
Release Date: 09/03/10
Countries of Production: Canada, France
Languages: English, French
Running Time: 2h 14m
Screen Ratio: 2.35:1
Sound: Dolby Digital
Color: Color
Rating: R

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Awards & Festivals

  • Irish Film and Television Awards 2010 Nominee - Best International Actor, Vincent Cassel
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society 2010 Sierra Award Nominee - Best Foreign Film
  • Winner! Étoiles d'Or 2009 - Best Actor, Vincent Cassel 
  • Winner! César Awards 2009 - Best Actor, Vincent Cassel
  • Winner! César Awards 2009 - Best Director, Jean-François Richet
  • Winner! César Awards 2009 - Best Sound
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Adapted Screenplay
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Cinematography
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Costume Design
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Editing
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Film
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Music Written for a Film
  • César Awards 2009 Nominee - Best Production Design
  • Winner! Lumiere Award 2009 - Best Actor, Vincent Cassel
  • Winner! Golden Globes, Italy 2009 - Best European Actor, Vincent Cassel
  • Sannio FilmFest 2009 Golden Capital Award Nominee - Best Actor, Vincent Cassel
  • Sannio FilmFest 2009 Golden Capital Award Nominee - Best Picture, Jean-François Richet
  • Winner! Tokyo International Film Festival 2008 - Best Actor, Vincent Cassel
  • Tokyo International Film Festival 2008 Tokyo Grand Prix Nominee - Jean-François Richet

Reactions

"A French Goodfellas. Mesmerizing, funny, sexy, horrific and the stuff of great global cinema. See it." - James Verniere, Boston Herald

"A remarkable cinematic experience!"- Aint It Cool News

"3 1/2 out of 4 stars!" - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Detailed Film Info

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.

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