MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT introduces us to Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), a loyal son and dedicated soldier back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Handsome and charming, he is soon seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido (Gèrard Depardieu) Mesrine soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder, choosing the high risk life of a gangster over the honest life of the hard working family. After pulling off an audacious heist he and his lover Jeanne (Cecile de France), flee to Canada where the opportunity of one big payout lures him out of hiding and propels him towards international notoriety. The incredible and brutal story of Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) continues in MESRINE: PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER 1. Now back in France, Mesrine is finally in police custody and facing justice for his crimes but he is soon on the run once again. After escaping a courtroom and kidnapping the judge at gunpoint, Mesrine is declared Public Enemy Number One and is eventually condemned to a maximum security prison where he writes his first memoirs, establishing himself as a household name and 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 detectives close in, bringing the life of Jacques Mesrine to a full bloody circle.
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The Above quote is Jaques Mesrines. Seriously this is A Gangster Classic by all means. Excellent 2disc set movie of this (Vincent Cassel ) a brilliant actor even more brilliant as the French Fearless Legend. & plenty of extras. At a grand price!.
Delivered within 2 days and a great film. It is subtitles only (no English dubbing) and really is great. Looking forward to watching the 2nd film (included on the same disk) later this week. *****
Great Blu-ray buy, 2 great films looking & sounding great. A cinematic treat no less. Highly recommended.