After growing up in a poor gypsy camp, Edmond Vidal, aka Momon, has retained a sense of family, unfailing loyalty and pride in his origins. Most of all, he has remained friends with Serge ... See full summary »
Mesrine was the foremost criminal, public enemy N°1, the man most wanted in France, guilty of 39 crimes. "In the police or newspaper history, Mesrine broke all records". The film begins ... See full summary »
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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
When Mesrine drinks champagne with the commissaire 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 »
La journaliste interview:
Why are you doing this?
Because I don't like laws.
I don't like the laws and I don't want to be a slave of the alarm clock my whole life.
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?
What a question! Money, money, money... all of you just keep talking about it, always the same. But I'm completely different.
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Last Month, I commented Mesrine Part One: "L'Instinct de Mort".
Now, there is Part Two.
This movie is as terrific and exciting as the previous one. The
characterization as fascinating and poignant too. Cassel gives here his
best performance ever. Whatever he will do in the future, he will never
do better. He has reached here the top of his career.
I'll just describe one sequence. Somewhere the equivalent of the one I
gave you for the previous chapter. Remember, when Cassel and Depardieu
took a woman protector - an Arab - for a "ride" in their car.
Here, in this movie, Cassel and his anarchist, revolutionary and
extreme left winged friend Lanvin - Charlie Bauer - take a journalist
for a ride in their car, too. An extreme right winged one. A fascist.
So, when the journalist in question tells the two men that the
Algerians deserved to be killed in Paris, in 1961, and thrown in the
Seine by Papon's policemen, don't miss Lanvin's eyes in the rear
mirror. Don't miss his face. Especially when you already know that
Lanvin -Bauer - fought for free Algeria, and that he hates fascists to
At this moment, you understand that this journalist - who also told in
his papers that Mesrine was a traitor for his friends and a coward too
was going to live some "difficult" moments...
So delicious to witness in the audience, I mean.
And about the very ending, the last shot of this film, I promise that
every one in the theatre stays still some minutes afterwards. Stroke by
lightning. Even if every one is prepared for it.
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