Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) and Paul (Gilles Lellouche) in MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT. Courtesy Music Box Films.

Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008/2010)

Also Known As: L'instinct de Mort

Opened: 08/27/2010 Limited

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Genre: Crime Drama (French w/English subtitles)

Rated: R for strong brutal violence, some sexual content and language.


Across Canada, the United States and Spain, through France and Algeria, Mesrine: Killer Instinct tells the story of the incredible rise of one of history's greatest gangsters. Always on the run, a renegade existence only a bullet can stop.

MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT - the first of two parts - charts the outlaw odyssey of Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), 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 outrageously daring prison escapes, Mesrine carried out numerous 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 (Cecile de France), a Bonnie to match his Clyde. Mesrine made up his own epic, between romanticism and cruelty, flamboyance and tragedy. Both a thriller and a biopic, Mesrine: Killer Instinct explores the man behind the icon.