A French film evening, featuring two films, the first 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. This 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 ) ( Action, Biography, Crime )
( French, English, Italian with English subtitles )
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric
Director: Jean-François Richet
Part 2 is a triumphant conclusion to Jean-François Richet’s exciting and enjoyable two-part story of Jacques Mesrine, the bankrobber and prison-escapologist. This second picture hits the ground swaggering, just like the last one. It is the early 1970s, and Mesrine gets his collar felt by top cop Broussard, played by Olivier Gourmet. It is in this movie that we understand that Mesrine doesn’t mind getting nabbed: not simply because he is confident of escape, but because he is developing a fatal taste for showing off to the press in court. Mesrine becomes a publicity addict convincing himself and the papers that he is some kind of Red Brigade revolutionary in spirit.
Yes, he was a bad guy; but what a great story!