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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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
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