Detroit Film Theatre


MESRINE: PUBLIC ENEMY #1

Friday, January 21, 2011 – Sunday, January 23, 2011

 Detroit Film Theatre

(France/2008—directed by Jean-François Richet)
 
Following his daring escape from police custody, Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) is declared France’s Public Enemy Number 1. It’s not long before he begins writing his memoirs, establishing himself as a household name – a virtual criminal “brand” – and becomes a near-legendary anti-hero in the process. Seized once again by the law he finds yet another escape route, taunting the police and reinventing himself as a media-friendly celebrity as he burrows his way back into the lawless criminal underworld, doing his violent best to keep the justice system at bay, while feeding the needs of his own voraciously ravenous ego. Winner of César awards for Best Actor and Best Director, Mesrine: Public Enemy # 1 brings this swift, action-packed gangster epic to a powerful conclusion. In French with English subtitles. (134 min.)

“The French GoodFellas. Mesmerizing, funny, sexy, horrific and the stuff of great global cinema.!”  –James Verniere, Boston Herald
 
Friday, January 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m.