Indie Trailer Sunday: Vincent Cassel in 'Mesrine: Killer Instinct'
Now this looks awesome! Today's trailer is for a French film called Mesrine: Killer Instinct, starring one of my favorite French actors, Vincent Cassel, as France's Public Enemy Number 1 - Jacques Mesrine. Most may not know who Mesrine was - a French gangster who robbed 32 banks and escaped from 4 high security prisons, which earned him that "Public Enemy N°1" title. There are some beautiful shots in this trailer, and as always Cassel looks like he delivers an impeccable performance. At least good enough to win the "French Oscar" for Best Actor. Plus, it's being called the "French Scarface", so you know its got to be good. Enjoy!
Watch the official US trailer for Jean-François Richet's Mesrine: Killer Instinct:
The story of french gangster Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), before he was known as Public Enemy N°1.
Mesrine: Killer Instinct, aka L'instinct de mort, is directed by French filmmaker Jean-François Richet, of Inner City, All About Love and the recent Assault on Precinct 13 remake (dang, really?). The screenplay was written by Richet and Abdel Raouf Dafri, who worked on "La commune" and a draft of Un Prophete. It's based on Jacques Mesrine's own book, which I don't believe is available in English. The film won the César Award (French version of the Oscars) for Best Director, Best Actor (Vincent Cassel) and Best Sound. Music Box Films will be bringing Mesrine: Killer Instinct to limited US theaters August 27th later this month.