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Mesrine: Killer Instinct
"Mesrine: Killer Instinct" charts the outlaw odyssey of Jacques Mesrine, the legendary French gangster of the 1960s and 1970s who came to be known as French Public Enemy No. 1 and The Man of a Thousand Faces. Infamous for his bravado and daring prison escapes, Mesrine carried out robberies, kidnappings and murders in a criminal career that spanned continents until he was shot dead in 1979 by France's notorious anti-gang unit. Thirty years after his death, his infamy lives on. Mesrine was helped along the way by beautiful and equally reckless Jeanne Schneider, a Bonnie to match his Clyde. Mesrine made up his own epic, between romanticism and cruelty, flamboyance and tragedy. "Killer Instinct" explores the man behind the icon. Rated R for strong brutal violence, some sexual content and language.
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Gérard Depardieu, Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Samy Naceri
Produced by: Thomas Langmann
Directed by: Jean-François Richet
Written by: Jacques Mesrine, Abdel Raouf Dafri
Running time: 1hr 53min
Opens: Aug 27, 2010 Limited
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