Kassovitz, Peter


Kassovitz, Peter
(November 17, 1938, Buda­pest, Hungary-)
   He fled Budapest during the Hungarian Revolution in 1956. Since 1958, he collaborated as an assistant cameraman and then cameraman on many mov­ies. A drawer under the pseudonym of Kasso, he directed cartoons, commercials, and industrial films. He appeared in a few films (1962 Vivre sa Vie Film en Douze Tableaux / UK: It's My Life / USA: My Life to Live, Jean-Luc Godard; 1967 Le Mur, Serge Roullet; 1993 Métisse / USA: Café au Lait, Mathieu Kassovitz; 1995 La Haine / USA: Hate, Mathieu Kassovitz), worked as a TV collection director (1993 Des Héros très ordinaires, episodes "Les Saigneurs", Yvan Butler; "Le Prix d'une Femme", Gérard Krawczyk) and executive producer (2006 Fehèr Tenyér, Szabolcs Hadju, Hungary), and co-wrote a TV movie (2007 Un Juge sous Influence, Jean Marboeuf). He authored two novels (1996 Les Femmes d'abord, Editions Denoël; 1997 Les Mille et une Raisons de désespérer, Editions Verticales). His son is actor and director Mathieu Kassovitz.
 Filmography
        ◘ 600.000 Etudiants (documentary)
        ◘ La Forme et le Fond (animated short)
        ◘ Steinberg (animated short)
        ◘ Le Réveil musculaire (animated short)
        ◘ Les Chemins de la Fortune (documentary)
        ◘ Jules et Bajus (short; also screenwriter)
        ◘ Hambourg (documentary)
        ◘ Tête de Crochet (short; also screenwriter)
        ◘ Les Cascadeurs (docu-fiction)
        ◘ La Montre (short; also screenwriter)
        ◘ Atlan
        ◘ Paris-Berlin (documentary; short)
        ◘ Ainsi parle Zathoustra (documentary; also screenwriter)
        ◘ Joe à Menherbe (documentary)
        ◘ Venise ou Le Rêve du Gondolier fou (documentary)
1973 ◘ Dimanches / Vivre à Villingen (two-part 90' documentary)
        ◘ Jérusalem de l'autre Côté de la Rue (documentary; short)
1975 ◘ La Rencontre du Dragon (documentary; also screenwriter)
        ◘ Jeudi 7 Avril (co-director with Chantal Rémy; also co-screenwriter)
        ◘ Au Bout du Bout du Banc / UK: Make a Room for Tomorrow (also screenwriter, dialogist)
1987 ◘ Ligne de Vie (animated short)
1990 ◘ Les Statues ne meurent jamais (documentary)
1993 ◘ Drôles d'Oiseaux! (also co-screenwriter, co-adapter, co-dialogist)
1999 ◘ Jakob the Liar / Jacob le Menteur (also screenwriter; USA / France / Hungary; shot in 1997)
 Television Filmography
        ◘ A bon Entendeur (short)
        ◘ Loin d'où (documentary)
1973 ◘ Le Canari . . . et pleure aussi (short; also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
1978 ◘ Brigade des Mineurs (episode "Une Absence prolongée")
        ◘ Médecins de Nuit (episode "Hélène"; France / West Germany)
1980 ◘ Histoires étranges (episode "La Morte Amoureuse")
        ◘ Médecins de Nuit (episode "Un Plat cuisiné"; France / West Germany)
1981 ◘ Médecins de Nuit (episode "Usine Castel"; France / West Germany)
        ◘ La Guerre des Insectes (4 X 52'; France / Swit­zerland)
        ◘ La France de Joséphine Fausses Notes
        ◘ Dans la Citadelle (also co-screenwriter; co-dialogist)
        ◘ Une Femme jalouse
        ◘ Clémence Aletti (5 X 52'; also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
        ◘ L'Enigme blanche (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
        ◘ Mariage blanc (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; shot in 1984)
        ◘ Opération Ypsilon (4 X 52'; also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; shot in 1985)
        ◘ T., Reine de la Jungle
        ◘ Les Mains d'Orlac (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
        ◘ Coplan (episode "L'Ange et le Serpent")
        ◘ Les Cadavres exquis de Patricia Highsmith (episode "Pour le Restant de leurs Jours")
        ◘ Stirn et Stern (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
        ◘ Embuscades (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
1993 ◘ Contrôle d'Identité (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
        ◘ Bonjour Tristesse
        ◘ La Rançon du Chien (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist; shot in 1994)
        ◘ Les Bœuf-Carottes (episode "Sonia")
        ◘ Enquête sur un Enlèvement (documentary)
1997 ◘ Faussaires et Assassins (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
2000 ◘ H (episodes "Une Histoire d'Appartement", "Une Histoire d'Uniforme", "Une Histoire de Fauteuil")
        ◘ Façades (also co-screenwriter, co-dialogist)
        ◘ Orages
        ◘ Si c'est ça la Famille (also coscreenwriter, co-dialogist)
        ◘ Les Femmes d'abord (also co-screenwriter)
        ◘ Beau Masque (also coscreenwriter)
        ◘ Le Sang noir (also co-screenwriter)

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