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Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Rating:R (for strong brutal violence, some sexual content and language)
Release Date:August 27, 2010
Running time:113 minutes
Cast:Vincent Cassel, Gerard Depardieu, Cecile De France, Roy Dupuis
Director:Jean-François Richet
Producer:Thomas Langmann
Writer:Abdel Raouf Dafri, Jacques Mesrine
Distributor:Music Box Films

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Description: "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.

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