This is Part 1 of two fascinating and exciting filmizations of Jacques Mesrine's autobiography. He was a real-life master criminal, a hotblooded Frenchman who beat both the penal and judicial systems. He became a career criminal at a young age; as he tells his father in one scene, it is his choice, it's not his father's fault that he turned out the way he did. Mesrine started his "career" with petty thievery, moving up to bank robberies, kidnapping, extortion, and murder. No prison could hold him, and he mocked the judges at his trials. This is a great movie, and you should see this Part 1 first, then the follow-up, Part 2, Public Enemy Number One.