Mesrine: Killer Instinct (part 1) And Public Enemy No 1 (part 2)
Fri 8 January 2010 // 19:00
(Fri 8th & Sat 9th / 7pm & 9.30pm / £6 double bill £4 each)
(Jean-François Richet / 2009 / France / 113 minutes / 133 minutes / cert 15)
Vincent Cassel stars in this acclaimed two film bio-pic based on the life of the infamous French gangster Jaques Mesrine. In the first part the young Mesrine sets himself up as a gangster and we follow his path to the top. The remarkable true-life events end with his incarceration and veneration into a celebrity. In part two he escapes in spectacular style. Cassel dominates the screen and is brilliant in this character study of a man fuelled by publicity who sees himself as a saviour of the common man from the tyranny of the bourgeoisie.