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Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2008)
"L'ennemi public n°1" (original title)

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The story of notorious French gangster Jacques Mesrine.

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Michel Ardouin
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Michel Duchaussoy ...
Le père de Jacques Mesrine
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L'avocate de Jacques Mesrine
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La journaliste interview
Alain Fromager ...
Jacques Dallier - journaliste pour Minute
Alain Doutey ...
Le président du tribunal à Compiègne
Arsène Mosca ...
Jojo - un policier
Christophe Vandevelde ...
Inspecteur Gégé
Luc Thuillier ...
Le commissaire OCRB / Lucien Aimé-Blanc
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The story of Jacques Mesrine, France's public enemy No. 1 during the 1970s. After nearly two decades of legendary criminal feats - from multiple bank robberies and to prison breaks. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for bloody brutal violence, a scene of sexuality, nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

€21,166,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$100,242 (USA) (3 September 2010)

Gross:

$275,125 (USA) (11 February 2011)
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Trivia

Jean-Pierre Cassel was originally set for the role of Jacques Mesrine's father (ultimately held by Michel Duchaussoy) in this and Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008). See more »

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When Mesrine drinks champagne with the commissar Broussard, he holds the glass in his right hand when filmed from the front, and his left hand when filmed from the back. See more »

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La journaliste interview: [Begins interview] Why are you doing this?
Jacques Mesrine: [long pause] Because I don't like laws.
Jacques Mesrine: I don't like the laws and I don't want to be a slave of the alarm clock my whole life.
Jacques Mesrine: I don't want to spend my entire life dreaming. I don't want to always think how I have to work half a year just so I could buy some thing.
La journaliste interview: What do you expect from your life? Recognition? Money?
Jacques Mesrine: [chuckles] What a question! Money, money, money... all of you just keep talking about it, always the same. But I'm completely different.
Jacques Mesrine: ...
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Killer Instinct is the better of the 2
11 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved Killer Instinct, the best film I've seen in 2010, perhaps in the last few years. Vincent Cassel is stupendous at Jacques Mesrine, a brutal and bold bank robber with an ego that would intimidate Sigmund Freud. In Public Enemy, Mesrine's ego continues its meteoric growth, but his character development stagnates. And that's what makes Part 2 not as good as Part 1.

Part 2 is simply entertainment for those who enjoyed Mesrine's bravado in Killer Instinct. Bold escapes and robberies, shoot em ups, etc. But without any character growth--and a pseudo- revolutionary mindset does not ring authentic--you come away thinking that you've seen this before and done better in Part 1. In fact, with a little thought, parts 1 & 2 could have been merged to make one heckuva movie at a longer than average length.

But it's still worth watching and, in fact, worth purchasing. Go Vincent Cassel.


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