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Encyclopedia > Mathieu Kassovitz
Mathieu Kassovitz

Kassovitz in Spielberg's Munich
Born August 3, 1967 (1967-08-03) (age 39)
Flag of France Paris, France
Notable roles Nino Quincampoix in Amélie (2001)
Robert in Munich (2005)


Mathieu Kassovitz (born 3 August 1967 in Paris) is a French director, screenwriter, occasional actor and is considered one of contemporary France's top emerging film talents, best known for his searing Cannes-winning drama La Haine. Image File history File linksMetadata Mathieu_Kassovitz_01. ... Munich is a 2005 drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth which depicts the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes by Black September gunmen, and the Israeli governments secret retaliation assassinations. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Amélie (Tautou), her father Raphaël (Rufus), and the travelling garden gnome. ... Munich is a 2005 drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth which depicts the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes by Black September gunmen, and the Israeli governments secret retaliation assassinations. ... is the 215th day of the year (216th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Screenwriters, scenarists or script writers, are authors who write the screenplays from which movies and television programs are made. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... La Haine (Hate) is a French black-and-white film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, released in 1995. ...

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Biography

Kassovitz was born in Paris, the son of director Peter Kassovitz, a Jewish immigrant from Hungary, and a Roman Catholic French mother who was also in the film industry as an editor. City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Peter Kassovitz (born November 17, 1938) is a French film director and scriptwriter. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Filmmaker

As a filmmaker, Kassovitz has a number of artistic and commercial successes under his belt. He wrote and directed La Haine (1995, English translation: Hate), a hugely successful and very controversial film in France dealing with race relations which won the César Award for Best Film and netted Kassovitz the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival. When he was compared to Spike Lee because the film was being compared to Lee's Do the Right Thing, he noted the irony: La Haine (Hate) is a French black-and-white film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, released in 1995. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... The César Award for best picture winners: 1976 : Le vieux fusil directed by Robert Enrico 1977 : (Monsieur Klein) directed by Joseph Losey 1978 : Providence directed by Alain Resnais 1979 : Other Peoples Money (Largent des autres) directed by Christian de Chalonge 1980 : Tess (Tess) directed by Roman Polanski... Cannes Film Festival logo. ... This section has been identified as trivia. ... This article relates to the movie, Do the Right Thing. For cultural terms such as the Right Thing or the Wrong Thing, see Right Thing. ...

"I don't know if it's really important, or intelligent even, when people say to me I'm a white Spike Lee, because they said to Spike Lee you're a black Woody Allen." [1]

He later directed Les Rivières Pourpres (2000), a police detective thriller starring Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel, another massive commercial success in France, and Gothika (2003), a fantasy thriller (considered by some to be commercial failure, although it grossed over twice its roughly $40 million budget), with Halle Berry and Penélope Cruz that he did to earn the money he needed to develop a far more personal project Babylon Babies, the adaptation of one of Maurice Dantec's books. The Crimson Rivers (original French title: Les rivières pourpres) is a 2000 French police drama film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and based on the novel Red Blood Rivers by the films co-writer Jean-Christophe Grange. ... Jean Reno (born Juan Moreno y Herrera Jiménez, July 30, 1948) is a French actor of Spanish descent. ... Vincent Cassel (born November 23, 1966) is a French actor. ... Gothika is a 2003 horror movie. ... Halle Maria Berry (born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress. ... Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974 in Madrid, Spain), better known as Penélope Cruz, is a Golden Globe and Academy Award-nominated Spanish actress. ... Maurice Georges Dantec (born 1959) is a French science fiction author. ...


Actor

Kassovitz is most famous outside France for his role as Nino Quincampoix in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's film Amélie. Among many other credits, he also had small roles in La Haine (which he also directed), Birthday Girl, Café Au Lait and The Fifth Element. He also played one of the main roles in Amen. (2003) by Costa-Gavras. Jean-Pierre Jeunet (born 3 September 1953) is a French film director. ... Amélie (Tautou), her father Raphaël (Rufus), and the travelling garden gnome. ... La Haine (Hate) is a French black-and-white film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, released in 1995. ... Birthday Girl is a 2001 British Film Four-backed film featuring Nicole Kidman as a Russian mail-order bride. ... The Fifth Element (1997) is a science fantasy, action, comedy, techno thriller film, written and directed by Luc Besson, starring Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm, and Chris Tucker. ... Amen. ... Constantinos Gavras (born February 12, 1933, Loutra-Iraias, Greece), better known as Costa-Gavras, is a Greek-French filmmaker best known for films with overt political themes. ...


Kassovitz is also recognizable for playing a conflicted Belgian explosives expert in Steven Spielberg's controversial 2005 film Munich, alongside Eric Bana and Geoffrey Rush. He explained several times he accepted acting parts only for the experience of knowing what it is to act, to be able to be a better director of actors afterward, to meet directors he admires and learn from them by working with them, and to take part in great projects. Steven Allan Spielberg KBE (born December 18, 1946)[1] is an American film director and producer. ... Munich is a 2005 drama film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth which depicts the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli Olympic athletes by Black September gunmen, and the Israeli governments secret retaliation assassinations. ... Eric Bana (born Eric Banadinovich on August 9, 1968) is an Australian film and television actor. ... Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning Australian actor. ...


Personal

He is married to French ex-actress Julie Mauduech, whom he directed and acted alongside with in his 1993 film Métisse (Café au lait, English title) and who made a short appearance in La Haine (during the scene in the Parisian art gallery). They have a daughter, Carmen. Mauduech is now a costume designer for movies. La Haine (Hate) is a French black-and-white film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, released in 1995. ...


Trivia

  • English rock band Assembly Now reference Kassovitz by name in their debut single "It's Magnetic."
  • Was a jury member for the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.

For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ... Assembly Now is a four-piece indie rock band from London, England. ... Its Magnetic is the debut single by British rock band Assembly Now. ...

Director filmography

Feature films

Babylon A.D. is an upcoming film by Mathieu Kassovitz, based on the novel Babylon Babies by Maurice Georges Dantec and written by Mathieu Kassovitz and Eric Besnard. ... Gothika is a 2003 horror movie. ... The Crimson Rivers (original French title: Les rivières pourpres) is a 2000 French police drama film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz and based on the novel Red Blood Rivers by the films co-writer Jean-Christophe Grangé. A sequel, Crimson Rivers II: Angels of the Apocalypse (Les rivières... La Haine (Hate) is a French black-and-white film directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, released in 1995. ...

Short films

  • 1998 - Article premier (Amnesty International)
  • 1997 - La forêt (Handicap International)
  • 1992 - Assassins
  • 1991 - Cauchemar blanc
  • 1990 - Fierrot le pou

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Mathieu Kassovitz is a French actor, director and screenwriter, and is considered one of contemporary France's top young film talents.
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