Mesrine (2008 film)

Mesrine is a two-part 2008 French biographical crime film on the life of French gangster Jacques Mesrine, directed by Jean-François Richet and written by Abdel Raouf Dafri and Richet. The first part, Mesrine: Killer Instinct, was based on Mesrine's autobiographical book L'instinct de mort, while the second part, Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One, detailed Mesrine's criminal career. The film has earned comparisons to the American film Scarface, and Vincent Cassel earned rave reviews for his portrayal of Mesrine.[4][5][6]

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Directed byJean-François Richet
Written byAbdel Raouf Dafri
Jean-François Richet
Produced byThomas Langmann
André Rouleau
Maxime Rémillard
StarringVincent Cassel
CinematographyRobert Gantz
Edited byPart One:
Eloi Painchaud
Part Two:
Bill Pankow
Hervé Schneid
Music byPart One:
Eloi Painchaud
Part Two:
Marco Beltrami
Marcus Trumpp
Distributed byPathé (France and Switzerland)
Alliance Films (Canada and United Kingdom)[1]
Release dates
  • 22 October 2008 (2008-10-22) (Part One)
  • 19 November 2008 (2008-11-19) (Part Two)
Running time
246 minutes
Part One: 113 minutes
Part Two: 133 minutes
Budget$50 million[2]
Box office$46.3 million[3]

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