Detroit Film Theatre


MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT

Friday, January 14, 2011 – Sunday, January 16, 2011

 Detroit Film Theatre

(France/2008—directed by Jean-François Richet)
 
The first film in director Jean-François Richet’s riveting, critically-acclaimed, two-part French gangster saga introduces us to the life and times of the notorious real-life French criminal dynamo Jacques Mesrine, portrayed by the electrifying Vincent Cassel (Black Swan, Read My Lips). Mesrine: Killer Instinct focuses on Mesrine’s early years, when, in the 1960s, he first turned his back on the safety and security of the middle-class to work his way swiftly and violently up the criminal ladder, under the tutelage of the notorious crime boss Guido (Gérard Depardieu). Nominated for French Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Director. In French with English subtitles. (113 min.)

“Five stars! Superb, brisk, irresistible entertainment!” –Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
 
Friday, January 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 16 at 2:00 p.m.