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Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

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Overview

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.

Reactions, Awards & Festivals

"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

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
  • Jacques Mesrine : Vincent Cassel
  • Sylvia Jeanjacquot : Ludivine Sagnier
  • François Besse : Mathieu Amalric
  • Charlie Bauer : Gérard Lanvin
  • Michel Ardouin : Samuel Le Bihan
  • Commissaire Broussard : Olivier Gourmet
  • Henri Lelièvre : Georges Wilson
  • Mesrine's Father : Michel Duchaussoy
  • Mesrine's Mother : Myriam Boyer
  • Mesrine's Lawyer : Anne Consigny
  • Director : Jean-Francois Richet
  • Screenplay : Abdel Raouf Dafri, Jacques Mesrine (novel)
  • Producer : Thomas Langman
  • Executive Producer : Daniel Delume
  • Cinematography : Herve Schneid
  • Editing : Antoinette Boulat and Patrice Farner
  • Visual Design : Robert Gantz
  • Production Designer : Emile Ghigo
  • Costume Designer : Virgine Montel
Technical Info
  • Production Year : 2008
  • Release Date : 11/19/08
  • Countries of Production : France, Canada
  • Languages : French, English
  • Running Time : 133 minutes
  • Screen Ratio : 2.35 : 1
  • Sound : Dolby Digital, DTS
  • Color : Color
  • Rating : Rated R (For bloody brutal violence, a scene of sexuality, nudity and pervasive language)
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