Episode 1 of 2
After acquiring his first taste for brutality as a French soldier serving in Algeria in the late 1950s, young Jacques returns to France, where his father has fixed him up with a regular job. But the legit lifestyle doesn't stick and Mesrine soon finds himself embroiled in the criminal underworld of local mobster Guido. Following a fraught marriage to a young Spanish woman, Mesrine acquires a new female partner in crime and delves deeper into trouble with a series of reckless armed robberies, a bizarre kidnapping and a daring jailbreak from a high security prison in Quebec.
In French with English subtitles.