Vincent Cassel plays Jacques Mesrine, the legendary French gangster of the 1960s and 1970s who came to be known as French
Public Enemy No. 1. Infamous for his sadism, bravado and daring prison escapes, Mesrine carried out numerous robberies, kidnappings and murders in a criminal career that spanned continents until he was shot dead by France's notorious anti-gang unit at the Porte de Clignancourt in 1979. Both a thriller and a biopic, Public Enemy No. 1 explores the man behind the icon.