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Mesrine: Killer Instinct ()

L'instinct de mort (original title)
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The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine, before he was called Public Enemy N°1.

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Cast

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Jacques Mesrine
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Jeanne Schneider (as Cécile De France)
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Guido
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Paul
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Jean-Paul Mercier
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Sofia
Florence Thomassin ...
Sarah
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Pierre André Mesrine - le père de Jacques Mesrine
Myriam Boyer ...
La mère de Jacques Mesrine
Abdelhafid Metalsi ...
Ahmed - le proxénète
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Le milliardaire
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Roger André
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Sylvie Jeanjacquot
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Le harki
Sofiane Benrazzak ...
Le Fellagah #1 (as Sophiane Benrezzak)
Farid Fedjer ...
Le Fellagah #2
Gilles Geisweiller ...
L'officier français (as Gil Geisweiller)
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La fille du Fellagah
Dorothée Brière ...
Suzon
Michelle Brûlé ...
La propriétaire cambriolage
Yves Marc Gilbert ...
Le propriétaire cambriolage (as Yves-Marc Gilbert)
Maria Ibars Valverde ...
La jeune fille brune du dancing
Mercè Llorens ...
La jeune fille blonde du dancing
Sabri Lahmer ...
Gégé
Manuela Gourary ...
Mado
Affif Ben Badra ...
Le client énervé (as Ben Badra)
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Lulu
Emmanuelle Carlier ...
La sage-femme
François Hauteserre ...
Le complice du Neubourg (as François Hautesserre)
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Tabacoff
Louison Blivet ...
Sabrina à 5 ans
Guilhem Pellegrin ...
Le notaire
Caroline Ferrus ...
Maggy
Arnaud Henriet ...
Le portier du cercle de jeux
Angelo Aybar ...
Le patron du cercle de jeux
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L'officier de l'immigration
Benoît Théberge ...
Le valet du milliardaire
Sylvain Savard ...
Le jardinier du milliardaire
Dominique Loiseau ...
Le tueur
William Anderson Jr. ...
Le policier de l'Arizona (as Bill Anderson)
Christian Bordeleau ...
Le journaliste de l'aéroport
Christine Bellier ...
Le Journaliste de l'Aéroport
Benoît Lavoisier ...
Le journaliste de l'aéroport
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Le directeur de l'USC
Jean-Loup Yale ...
Thibaut Mailloche
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Lizon
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Le directeur de banque
Danielle Lepine ...
L'avocate
Monique Gosselin ...
La gardienne de prison
Laurent Imbault ...
Garde forestier
Paul Stewart ...
Garde forestier
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François Besse
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L'avocate de Jacques Mesrine
Emmanuelle Fossat
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Le commissaire Broussard
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Belle fille
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Michel Ardouin
Daniel Soza ...
Man at the Metro Station
Kevin Cormier ...
Highway Patrol Officer (uncredited)
Anthony Delloye ...
(uncredited)
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AZ State Trooper (uncredited)
Mike Pastore ...
AZ State Trooper (uncredited)
Alexandre Picot ...
Garde du corps (uncredited)
Jean-Pierre Pivolot ...
Le gardien qui range la pince coupante (uncredited)
Eddy Saccomani ...
(uncredited)
Clément Sageste ...
Proche (uncredited)
Tom Sponberg ...
AZ State Trooper (uncredited)
James Stickel ...
AZ State Trooper (uncredited)
Angelo Vettese ...
Police officer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jean-François Richet

Written by

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Jacques Mesrine ... (book "L'instinct de mort")
 
Abdel Raouf Dafri ... (scenario)
 
Abdel Raouf Dafri ... (adaptation and dialogue) and
Jean-François Richet ... (adaptation and dialogue)

Produced by

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Manon Baudoin ... assistant producer
Maya Carillon ... assistant producer
Daniel Delume ... executive producer
Serge Hayat ... co-producer
Thomas Langmann ... producer
Emmanuel Montamat ... associate producer

Music by

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Marco Beltrami ... (original music by)
Marcus Trumpp ... (original music by)

Cinematography by

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Robert Gantz ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Stéphane Garnier ... behind the scenes editor
Hervé Schneid

Editorial Department

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Anne-Sophie Bion ... first assistant editor
Sophie Chatin ... additional assistant editor
Jimmy Christophe ... color timer
Thibaut Damade ... assistant editor
Charlotte Lamy Le Loet ... assistant color timer
Fabien Pascal ... colorist

Casting By

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Antoinette Boulat
Patrice Farner

Production Design by

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Emile Ghigo

Set Decoration by

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Philippe Cord'homme ... (set decoration)

Costume Design by

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Virginie Montel

Makeup Department

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Avril Carpentier ... additional makeup artist
Catherine Duplan ... key hair stylist
Turid Follvik ... make up: Gérard Depardieu
Sandrine Gonzales ... makeup artist
Thi Thanh Tu Nguyen ... key makeup artist
Patricia Planche ... makeup artist additional
Melanie Queyrel Carreno ... makeup artist
Alice Robert ... makeup artist
Jean-Christophe Roger ... additional makeup artist

Production Management

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Adrien Adriaco ... assistant unit manager
Pierre-Olivier Daudens ... assistant unit manager
Thibaud Garron ... assistant unit manager
Olivier Gravenhorst ... post production manager
Varujan Gumusel ... post-production manager
Frank Mettre ... post-production supervisor
Charles Miambanzila ... assistant unit manager trainee
David Moerman ... unit manager
Vincent Piant ... assistant unit manager
François Pulliat ... unit manager
Laurent Sivot ... production manager
Baptiste Souyri ... assistant unit manager
Gregory Valmir ... assistant unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Sophie Berger Forestier ... second assistant director
Ludovic Bernard ... first assistant director
Delphine Corrard ... second assistant director
Lili-Anne Crevier ... third assistant director
Marine Francen ... second assistant director (as Marine Franssen)
Elodie Gay ... second second assistant director
Stéphane Malhuret ... additional first assistant director
Julie-Anne Simon ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Claire Amoureux-Nicole ... first assistant art director
Marianne Arsa ... first assistant art director
Christophe Ballu ... constructor
Lilith Bekmezian ... assistant art director
Amandine Blanc ... second assistant art director
Fabrice Bouchelet ... assistant property master
Dominique Brunel ... property master
Anne Cadiou ... assistant art director
Alexandre Chauvet ... art department accountant
Arnaud Chauvin ... props
Philippe Cord'homme ... set dresser
Nicolas Doerler ... props
Gerard Drolon ... first assistant art director (2007)
Joseph Gagné ... assistant art director
Hugues Gaudreault ... swing
Tristan Girault ... property master
Paulo Gonçalves ... props
Sévérine Guilbaud ... props
Jean-Manuel Martinez ... plasterer
Cédric Maserati ... set dresser
Martine Mongrain ... art department coordinator
Jean-Baptiste Rodet ... prop buyer
Maurice Roy ... graphic artist
Patricia Ruelle ... assistant art director
Bernadette Saint Loubert ... set dresser
Asuka Sugiyama ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Alexandre Andrillon ... boom operator
Yohann Angelvy ... adr foley editor
Mélanie Blouin ... foley editor
Hervé Buirette ... foley recordist: sound mixer / re-recording mixer
Pascal Chauvin ... foley artist
Edouard d'Heucqueville ... sound mix technician
Jon Goc ... sound editor (as Jonathan Goc)
Carl Goetgheluck ... re-recording mixer
François Groult ... sound mixer
Gérard Hardy ... sound editor
Sébastien Jeannot ... sound editor
Jean-Christophe Julé ... foley recordist
Jean Minondo ... sound
Loïc Prian ... sound editor
Franck Tassel ... assistant foley artist
Alexandre Widmer ... supervising sound effects editor

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Carmelle Beaudoin ... special effects technician
Georges Demétrau ... special effects supervisor
Max Garnier ... special effects technician
Jacques Godbout ... special effects
François Philippi ... special effects coordinator
Charles-Axel Vollard ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Jerome Auliac ... digital compositor
Anais Bertrand ... visual effects coordinator
Jerome Billet ... digital matte painter
Emilien Breuillier ... visual effects
Alain Carsoux ... visual effects supervisor
Anthony Charbonnier ... digital compositor
Florian Chauvet ... visual effects producer assistant
Jean-Nicolas Costa ... digital compositor
Nicolas Daniel ... data manager
Natalène Darfeuille ... visual effects production assistant
Séverine De Wever ... visual effects coordinator
Christophe Dehaene ... digital compositor
Stephane Dittoo ... digital compositor
Vincent Frei ... digital compositor
David Gourmaud ... visual effects editor
Aurélien Grand ... retouch and restoration
Jeremy Guetta ... scanner operator
Guillaume Le Gouez ... digital compositor
Jeremie Leroux ... visual effects supervisor
Stephane Lesmond ... visual effects video assist
Selim Mondzie ... visual effects artist
Fredrik Monteil ... digital compositor
Kevin Pacini ... visual effects editor
Joel Pinto ... digital compositor
Elisa Pretta ... digital compositor
Olivier Puechberty ... matte painter
Siddharthan Raman ... roto/prep artist
Christian Simon ... digital compositor
Jeremy Séguin ... digital compositor
Georges Tornero ... visual effects supervisor
Delphine Volny ... visual effects assistant

Stunts

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Francis Bataille ... stunt driver
Christian Bergner ... stunts
Vincent Bersoulle ... stunts
Michel Bouis ... stunts
Vincent Chatelain ... stunts
Gilles Conseil ... stunts
Cyrille Dufaut ... stunt driver
David Forax ... stunts
Philippe Guégan ... stunt coordinator
Christian Hening ... stunts
Jean-Francois Lachapelle ... stunt rigger
Jean-Claude Lagniez ... stunts
Sébastien Lagniez ... stunt driver
Christophe Marsaud ... stunts
Franck Merenda ... stunts (as Francesco Merenda)
Laurent Mulot ... stunt driver
Patrick Médioni ... stunt coordinator
Julien Piguet ... stunt driver
Alexandre Rambure ... stunt driver
Patrick Ronchin ... stunt coordinator
Jean-Paul Ropars ... stunt driver
Thierry Saelens ... stunts
Sébastien Seveau ... stunt driver
Sebastien Vandenberghe ... stunts
José Gómez Rebolo ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Stéphane Afchain ... grip
Katherine Allard ... camera trainee
Roger Arpajou ... still photographer
Olivier Bertrand ... additional focus puller:
Jimmy Bourcier ... additional second assistant camera
Faith Brewer ... assistant camera
Eric Catelan ... a cam operator / steadicam operator
Gaspard Cresp ... film loader
Mario d'Orio ... grip
Marie-Sophie Daniel ... second assistant camera
Grégoire de Calignon ... second assistant camera
Emmanuel de Fleury ... first assistant camera
Benoit Dentan ... aerial operator
Jean-Pierre Deschamps ... key grip
Isabelle Duquesnoy ... trainee assistant camera
Gilles Floquet ... grip
David Foquin ... second assistant camera
Olivier Fortin ... focus puller
Julien Gallois ... additional gaffer
Pierric Gantelmi d'Ille ... camera operator: second unit
Cédric Guerby ... electrician
Gayle Hilary ... assistant camera
Hans Krumenacker ... electrician
Kevin Laot ... video assist
Hervé Le Berrigaud ... additional grip
Nicolas Le Gal ... first assistant camera
Ludwig Manahan ... electrician: Quebec
Pierre Mazard ... focus puller
Cedric Meyrand ... electrician
Sophie Moulin ... additional grip
Benoît Pain ... second assistant camera
Dominic Pigeon ... video assist operator: Montreal
Laurent Richet ... making-of
Pierre Rouger ... director of photography: additional
Eric Thurot ... electrician
Jean-Francois Tousignant ... second assistant camera

Casting Department

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Laurent Couraud ... extras casting
Kasia Krynska ... casting assistant
Stephanie Patrick ... extras casting
Bruno Rosato ... extras casting
Debbie Santelli ... extras casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Mohamed Al Naimi ... costumer: Canada
Gina G. Aller ... costumer
Elfie Carlier ... costumer
Céline Cimador ... costumer
Guy Cloutier ... key costumer: Canada
Luca Crepelle ... assistant costume designer (régisseur costume)
Ariane Daurat ... wardrobe assistant
Olivia Lahougue ... wardrobe supervisor
Valérie Le Hello ... wardrobe
Michèle Pezzin ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Marie-Josée Bernard ... assistant location manager
Suzanne De Carufel ... location manager
Fabienne Guicheneuy ... location scout
Nicolas Quéré ... location assistant

Music Department

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Marco Beltrami ... executive music director
William Boston ... orchestrator
Nicolas Charron ... musician: doublebass
Tim Davies ... orchestrator
Bastide Donny ... composer: additional music / music supervisor
Rossano Galante ... orchestrator
Esteban Golubicki ... musical director
John Kurlander ... music recording engineer / scoring mixer
Jérôme Lateur ... music supervisor and executive music producer
Dana Niu ... composer: additional music
Josh Sarles ... music engineer
Mehdi Sayah ... assistant music supervisor

Transportation Department

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Wesley S. Bloom ... driver
Paul DeBlois ... driver: Roy Dupuis

Other crew

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Dominique Bandet ... production secretary
Anthony Cauchy ... business affairs manager: M6 Films
Valérie d'Auteuil ... assistant to producer
Maximilien Dion ... set runner
Marie-Christine Février ... production accountant
David Giere ... medic: desert unit
Marc Leroyer ... weapons coordinator
Emilie Maggiar ... production accountant assistant
Gianni Manno ... titles and credits designer
Frederic Moreau ... production assistant
Delphine Prothais ... production secretary
Isabelle Querrioux ... script supervisor
Lisa-Nina Rives ... assistant script supervisor
Gregoire Thomas ... production intern
Kevin Van Der Meiren ... production legal

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 (Cécile de France), a Bonnie to match his Clyde. Mesrine made up his own epic, between romanticism and cruelty, flamboyance and tragedy. Written by Music Box Films

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Also Known As
  • Mesrine: L'instinct de mort (France)
  • Mesrine - L'Instinct de mort (Canada, French title)
  • Nemico pubblico n. 1 - L'istinto di morte (Italy)
  • Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct (United States)
  • Mesrine: Killer Instinct (United States)
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Runtime
  • 113 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The filming of this and Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy #1 (2008), which lasted nine straight months, was done in reverse chronological order so that Vincent Cassel could progressively lose the weight he gained in preparation of the role, as Cassel knew he couldn't gain weight while filming. See more »
Goofs At the metro station in Montreal, the man is standing in Sherbrooke station smoking, but as the train arrives, the footage is from Bonaventure station. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Gangstars (2009). See more »
Soundtracks "Whistlin' Joe' See more »

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