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I Like to Watch (Instantly): Mesrine: Killer Instinct, Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

Notable French thriller titles from the Netflix Watch Instantly world

Mesrine: Killer Instinct
Mesrine: Killer Instinct

Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008)

Directed by Jean-François Richet

Cast: Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche, Roy Dupuis, Elena Anaya, Florence Thomassin, Michel Duchaussoy, Myriam Boyer, Ludivine Sagnier

This is the first film in the epic, two-part Gallic gangster saga Mesrine. Vincent Cassel (Irreversible, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Black Swan) stars as a middle-class French soldier who returns home to the neon glamor of '60s Paris and is soon mentored by a criminal kingpin (Frenchy superstar Gérard Depardieu). Jacques Mesrine was a real dude whose life in crime became the stuff of legend. Like Scarface but real. And with an accent. I mean, a French accent. In French with English subtitles. HD Available.

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Mesrine: Public Enemy #1
Mesrine: Public Enemy #1

Mesrine: Public Enemy #1 (2008)

Directed by Jean-François Richet

Cast: Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Samuel Le Bihan, Gérard Lanvin, Olivier Gourmet, Georges Wilson, Myriam Boyer, Michel Duchaussoy, Christophe Vandevelde

This is the second film in the epic, two-part Gallic gangster saga Mesrine. After being busted for his life in crime, Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) is dragged back to France. He promptly escapes from court, takes a judge hostage and is branded enemy No. 1. Thanks to some savvy manipulation of the media, he becomes a bank-robbing, lady-killing, cop-murdering superstar. This is meaty, manly, '70s style action done up in brutal shades of blood red and shadowy black. In French with English subtitles. HD Available.