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Death Instinct (L' Instinct de Mort) (2008)





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First installment of the two-part film based on the true story of France's infamous public enemy during the 70s, Jacques Mesrine. He lead a life of bank robberies and high-profile kidnappings, escaped from prison twice, and was said to have killed at least 39 people.


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An example showing all the common drawbacks of French movies have had: the director/writer concern only what they are so eager to tell you instead of delivering a "proper" story. Superficial in both characters set-up & story telling, characters just in/out from/to nowhere (although with all-stars cameo). Lost in selecting what to keep & what to let go which makes the film too loose & disjointed in construction, plus overlong (the film actually should be merged from 2 parts into 1 with lots of trimmings to do). Vincent Cassel is steady as usual but not really that impressive in all.


"If they get us now we'll be hanged. Yeah, now it's out or dead." A great gangster film in the classic tradion of the genre, violent and suspenseful. Great cast with the brilliant Vincent Cassel in the lead as Jacques Mesrine. Also Gerard Depardieu in a small role. Of the women Jeanne Schneider stands out, beautifully played by the lovely Cécile De France. Great score by Eloi Painchaud

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