This tough and gritty French-language crime drama represents the premier installment in a two-part series of features on the life and doings of notorious Gallic. This is a slick gangster pic about the French and Canadian Public Enemy #1. Based on (I think) the memoirs of the title character, it succeeds in its many. Inspired by Jacques Mesrine’s autobiographical book “L’Instinct de mort” – which he wrote in prison shortly before his magnificent final escape – Jean-François.

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Alain Fromager as Journalist. In an interview inside, he threatened the Minister of Justice. The only thing it may accentuate is the gravity of violence that Mesrine enacted.

Mesrine: Part 1 – Killer Instinct (L’Instinct de mort) – Cineuropa

November 9, Rating: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. While participating in counter-insurgency operations, Mesrine’s duties are said to have included the killing of prisoners. He returns to Paris and commits more robberies. She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Following a military discharge, Mesrine returns to his parents’ suburb of Clichy, where his dad has arranged a pathetic job for him in a lace-making factory. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The couple were followed home and their building watched around the clock.

I like watching gangster films and I don’t care what sort of gangsters they are. There are some quality set pieces, the scene in which he and his partner single-handedly attack a maximum security prison in which they were both tortured is a particular highlight.


Mesrine: Killer Instinct (Mesrine: L’Instinct De Mort)

Audible Download Audio Books. Killer Instinct 7. His father was later to claim that instinctt time in Algeria had brought about a noticeable deterioration in Mesrine’s behavior. Cassel is instintc gifted actor, but he doesn’t have enough to grab on to. L’Instinct de mort Mesrine: However, although they have a daughter, and later two sons, Mesrine continues to be in the robbery business, causing him to get arrested and sent to prison in late InMesrine, now a gangster, goes into a bar.

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The Paris-based firm will be selling the directorial feature mfsrine by Abdel Raouf Dafri, a Moana Films production that is currently being filmed. InMesrine was sentenced to 18 months in prison for robbery his first prison sentence, although he had been a professional criminal for a number of years. Mesrine says to Jean-Paul, “If they catch us now, we’ll hang.

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The appearance of Mesrine’s book resulted in France passing a ” Son of Sam law “, designed to stop criminals profiting from the publication of their crimes. The plot moves quite fast, so some life events feel hurried and not completely covered, which is to make room for the impending sequel, “Public Enemy 1. Kind of like a Gallic Goodfellas, Mesrine is based on a real gangster and similarly spans decades of his life. Contact us Logos and banners Terms and conditions. The special gendarme unit tasked mezrine finding mssrine capturing Mesrine found it impossible to track him down directly.


Ininsstinct walking with his young daughter, several men pull a ‘drive-by’ on Mesrine, wounding him. Gerard Depardieu also stars and both men are terrific in the film.

In December of the same year, he robbed a jewellery store in Geneva and a hotel in Chamonix. French English Arabic Spanish. There were suggestions in some media publications that Mesrine may have been shot without warning in a way which amounted to extrajudicial killingbut the police pointed out that he had sworn that he would never surrender and that, as well as having a gun on him, Mesrine had been armed with two grenades which were taped together and adapted so they could be brought into action instantly.

December 6, Rating: Views Read Edit View history. It’s exhilarating throughout thanks to a masterful performance by Vincent Cassel and some expertly staged action scenes.

In Februaryhe fled to the province of Quebec with his then mistress, Jeanne Schneider, and worked as a cook and chauffeur for grocery and textile millionaire Georges Deslauriers for a few months.