The Last Mercenary is a 2021 French action comedy film directed by David Charhon with a screenplay by Charhon and Ismael Sy Savane. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme in the lead role, along with a supporting cast that includes Alban Ivanov, Assa Sylla and Samir Decazza. It was released on Netflix on July 30, 2021.
The Gist: Richard Brumere (Jean-Claude Van Damme) was once known only as The Mist, and his special ops work for the French government made him a legend in his own time. Nowadays, though, he’s past his prime, and while he’s more than capable in his work as an action hero for hire, Brumere’s still pissed about how the government gave him up when a mission went bad way back in the 1990’s. In the fallout from “Operation Cup-And-Ball,” Brumere disappeared — they didn’t call him The Mist for nothing — and left his baby son in the care of a trusted friend. Archibald (Samir Decazza), now 25, gets a rude awakening about his estranged father’s past when his identity is lifted by a showboat foreign national with a Scarface complex named Simyon (Nassim Si Ahmed), and the black ops forces who were determined to keep The Mist disappeared awaken his wrath when they target his son.