The filming of this and Mesrine: Killer Instinct (2008), which lasted nine straight months, was done in reverse chronological order so that Vincent Cassel could progressively lose the weight he gained in preparation of the role, as Cassel knew he couldn't gain weight while filming.
La journaliste interview:
Why are you doing this?
Jacques Mesrine: Because I don't like laws.
Jacques Mesrine: I don't like the laws and I don't want to be a slave of the alarm clock my whole life.
Jacques Mesrine: I don't want to spend my entire life dreaming. I don't want to always think how I have to work half a year just so...
There is a tactile paving on Stalingrad metro station: this was not installed at that time. Also, while Mesrine is in the metro, one may see the RATP Green, which is the color of modern Paris metro. At that time, line 2 metro were blue.
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