FRENCH FILM EVENING – Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct
Double Bill, Film

Date and time
Fri 14th April 2023 at 5:30pm
Contains strong violence, language and sex

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A French film evening, featuring two films, this one (Mesrine Part 1: Killer Instinct) starting at 5.30pm. This is then followed by a French style buffet including French cheese, pate and French bread. The second film (Mesrine Part 2: Public Enemy Number 1) will start at 8.15 pm. The ticket price is £12 for members and non-members and includes both films and the buffet. People can come just for the buffet and the second film if they prefer.

Please note that there is a maximum limit of 60 people as we are limited by the seating for the buffet.

2008 ( France | Canada | Italy ) ( Action, Biography, Crime )

( French, English, Arabic, Spanish with English subtitles )

Starring: Vincent Cassel, Cécile de France, Gérard Depardieu

Director: Jean-François Richet

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.

Vincent Cassel tackles the demanding lead role with aplomb and is simply magnificent. He oozes charm and charisma as a slick con man always surrounded by beautiful women. There is no shortage of action, violence and sex.

Part 1 spans 15 years, building in momentum, and lays the groundwork for part 2 shown later in the evening.

(1hr 53min)