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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Vincent Cassel
Ludivine Sagnier
Mathieu Amalric
Samuel Le Bihan
Directors
Jean-Francois Richet
Screenwriters
Jean-Francois Richet
Abdel Raouf Dafri
Running Time
133 minutes

Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1
The second part of the French gangster epic


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Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1

Plot
The later career (1974-’79) of French outlaw Jacques Mesrine (Cassell), covering the bank robberies which made him France’s most wanted criminal, his partnership with a fellow prison escapee (Amalric), his relationship with free spirit Sylvie (Sagnier) and his violent death.


Verdict
An instant gangster classic.


Reviewed by Kim Newman

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