I’m sure many film enthusiasts have already been blown away by the incredible talent of mr. Vincent Cassel – for those who still are not so sure – you will be with MESRINE. The two-part film is based on true stories of Jacque Mesrine, one of the last French gangsters with a 20 year rap sheet of kidnappings, robberies, and murders. Mesrine’s criminal reign came to an end in a hail of bullets shot by police in the middle of Paris in 1979, a spectacular demise that put the crowing touch on his legend.
Now, nearly 30 years after his death, the true story of Jacques Mesrine can be told in Mesrine: Killer Instinct, the first film in an acclaimed two-part crime saga that’s received recognition around the globe. Music Box Films Home Entertainment will release Mesrine: Killer Instinct on Blu-ray disc and DVD for the first time on February 22nd.
Co-starring alongside Cassel in Mesrine: Killer Instinct is an ensemble of Europe’s greatest screen talents, including Roy Dupuis (Sticky Fingers), Gilles Lellouche (Little White Lies) and, as the mentor who introduces Mesrine to the criminal career that would forever define him, legendary French actor Gérard Depardieu (La Vie en Rose, The Man in the Iron Mask). Portraying the women in Mesrine’s life are three of the European cinema’s most popular leading ladies: Cécile De France (Hereafter), Ludivine Sagnier (Swimming Pool) and Elena Anaya (Cairo Time).
Now without further ado, we share with you, the kick-ass trailer of the week: