Mesrine (1984)

Genres - Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 29, 1984 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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This fictionalized account of the outlaw life of Jacques Mesrine may be a run-of-the-mill crime drama, but it does not sanitize or glorify the hoodlum in any way. As Mesrine makes his prison break, engages in robberies and kidnappings, and systematically wounds a captured journalist who he found personally offensive, he is shown to be aggressive, angry, brutal, and humorless. This is a far cry from many media reports about Mesrine and is harsher than the documentary on his activities that appeared several weeks before this film by director André Genoves was released.

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escape, gangster, journalism, kidnapping, robbery