Similar to Olivier Assayas’s Golden Globe Award-winning Carlos,
this docudrama focuses on another legendary gangster:
France’s Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel). The two-part Mesrine
charts the outlaw’s odyssey during the 1960s and 1970s.
Mesrine: Killer Instinct (part one) concentrates on the years 1956 to 1969.
This film, Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (part two) details the years 1972 to 1979. The infamous mobster continues his incredible life of crime while manipulating the media, the government, and the police. He plans his last and greatest escape, hoping to leave France—and the character he has created for himself—behind forever. The cast of Public Enemy #1 also features Mathieu Almaric and Ludovine Sagnier.
“Vincent Cassel is the total movie criminal; smart, daring, ruthless, and indomitable!” —Time Magazine