Kassovitz, Mathieu


Kassovitz, Mathieu
(August 3, 1968, Paris, France - )
   The son of director Peter Kassovitz and film editor Chantal Rémy, he made his film debut as actor in a movie shot by his father (1979 Au Bout du bout du banc / USA: Make a Room for Tomorrow). He dropped out of school at age seventeen to work as a trainee assistant director and then assistant director (1987 La Rumba, Roger Hanin; 1989 Moitié-Moitié, Paul Bou-jenah; 1990 Stirn et Stern, TV movie, Peter Kassovitz). He began directing at age twenty-two without giving up his acting career and notably played in Regarde les Hommes tomber (Jacques Audiard, 1994), Un Héros très discret / USA: A Self-Made Hero (Jacques Audiard, 1996), The Fifth Element / Le Cinquième Elément (Luc Besson, 1997), Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain / Die Fabelhafte Welt der Amelie / UK: Amelie / USA: Amélie / The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain (Jean-Pierre Jeu­net, France / Germany, 2001), Birthday Girl (Jez Butter-worth, UK / USA, 2001), Amen / Der Stellvertreter / UK and USA: Eyewitness (Costa-Gavras, France / Germany / Romania, 2002), and Munich (Steven Spielberg, USA, 2005). He produced or co-produced several movies (2004 La Chepor, short, David Tessier; 2005 Nèg Maron, Jean-Claude Flamand; 2006 Fehér Tenyèr / White Palms, Szabolcs Hadju, Hungary; Avida, Gustave de Kervern and Benoît Delépine; 2007 Les Deux Mondes, Dan­iel Cohen; 2008 Les Enfants de Don Quichotte (Acte 1), documentary, Ronan Denecé, Augustin Legrand, Jean-Baptiste Legrand; Johnny Mad Dog, Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, France / Belgium / Liberia).
 Filmography
        ◘ Fierrot le Pou (short; also screenwriter, dialogist, actor)
        ◘ Cauchemar blanc (short; also screenwriter)
        ◘ Assassins . . . (short; also screenwriter, dialogist, actor)
        ◘ Métisse / USA: Cafe au Lait (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor; France / Belgium)
1995 ◘ La Haine / USA: Hate (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor, editor)
1997 ◘ Assassin(s) (also screenwriter, dialogist, actor, editor)
        ◘ 10 Films contre 100 Millions de Bombes (short)
        ◘ Lumière sur un Massacre (short)
1998 ◘ Article premier (short)
2000 ◘ Les Rivières pourpres / UK and USA: The Crimson Rivers (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist)
2003 ◘ Gothika (USA)
2008 ◘ Babylon A.D. (also co-screenwriter; USA / France)

Encyclopedia of French film directors . . 2011.

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