Mathieu Kassovitz

Mathieu Kassovitz (born 3 August 1967) is a French director, screenwriter, producer and actor, best known for his Cannes-winning drama La Haine. Kassovitz is also the founder of MNP Entreprise, a film production company.

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Amélie (2001)

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At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Rufus  •  Jamel Debbouze

At a tiny Parisian café, the adorable yet painfully shy Amélie accidentally discovers a gift for helping others. Soon Amelie is spending her days as a matchmaker, guardian angel, and all-around do-gooder. But when she bumps into a handsome stranger, will she find ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet
CAST:  Audrey Tautou  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Rufus  •  Jamel Debbouze

The Fifth Element (1997)

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In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ian Holm

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Luc Besson
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  Milla Jovovich  •  Gary Oldman  •  Ian Holm

Birthday Girl (2001)

A shy bank clerk orders a Russian mail order bride, and finds his life turned upside down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jez Butterworth
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Mathieu Kassovitz

A shy bank clerk orders a Russian mail order bride, and finds his life turned upside down.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jez Butterworth
CAST:  Nicole Kidman  •  Ben Chaplin  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Mathieu Kassovitz

Gothika (2003)

After a car crash, a criminal psychologist regains consciousness only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband—but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Penélope Cruz

After a car crash, a criminal psychologist regains consciousness only to find that she's a patient in the same mental institution that currently employs her. It seems she's been accused of murdering her husband—but she has no memory of committing the crime. As she ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Halle Berry  •  Robert Downey Jr.  •  Charles S. Dutton  •  Penélope Cruz

Munich (2005)

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During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Eric Bana  •  Daniel Craig  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Mathieu Kassovitz

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Spielberg
CAST:  Eric Bana  •  Daniel Craig  •  Ciarán Hinds  •  Mathieu Kassovitz

The City of Lost Children (1995)

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A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet  •  Marc Caro
CAST:  Ron Perlman  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Judith Vittet  •  Daniel Emilfork

A scientist in a surrealist society kidnaps children to steal their dreams, hoping that they slow his aging process.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Pierre Jeunet  •  Marc Caro
CAST:  Ron Perlman  •  Dominique Pinon  •  Judith Vittet  •  Daniel Emilfork

The Crimson Rivers (2000)

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Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they start working together, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Nadia Farès  •  Dominique Sanda

Two French policemen, one investigating a grisly murder at a remote mountain college, the other working on the desecration of a young girl's grave by skinheads, are brought together by the clues from their respective cases. Soon after they start working together, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Jean Reno  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Nadia Farès  •  Dominique Sanda

La Haine (1995)

After a chaotic night of rioting in a marginal suburb of Paris, three young friends, Vinz, Hubert and Saïd, wander around unoccupied waiting for news about the state of health of a mutual friend who has been seriously injured when confronting the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Hubert Koundé  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Abdel Ahmed Ghili

After a chaotic night of rioting in a marginal suburb of Paris, three young friends, Vinz, Hubert and Saïd, wander around unoccupied waiting for news about the state of health of a mutual friend who has been seriously injured when confronting the police.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Hubert Koundé  •  Saïd Taghmaoui  •  Abdel Ahmed Ghili

Jakob the Liar (1999)

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Kassovitz
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Hannah Taylor-Gordon  •  Éva Igó

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Kassovitz
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Hannah Taylor-Gordon  •  Éva Igó

News from the Good Lord (1996)

When novelist Alessandro Battavia commits suicide, a taxi driver named Evangile and her brother Nord believe they are characters imagined in a novel, probably one written by God.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Didier Le Pêcheur
CAST:  Marie Trintignant  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Christian Charmetant  •  Jean Yanne

When novelist Alessandro Battavia commits suicide, a taxi driver named Evangile and her brother Nord believe they are characters imagined in a novel, probably one written by God.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Didier Le Pêcheur
CAST:  Marie Trintignant  •  Maria de Medeiros  •  Christian Charmetant  •  Jean Yanne

Amen. (2002)

Kurt Gerstein—a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS—is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. he is then shocked to learn that the process he used to purify water for his troops by using Zyklon-B, is now used to kill people in gas chambers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Ulrich Tukur  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Ulrich Mühe  •  Michel Duchaussoy

Kurt Gerstein—a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS—is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. he is then shocked to learn that the process he used to purify water for his troops by using Zyklon-B, is now used to kill people in gas chambers.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Costa-Gavras
CAST:  Ulrich Tukur  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Ulrich Mühe  •  Michel Duchaussoy

Pleasure (And Its Little Inconveniences) (1998)

Seemingly unrelated events connect several people: a young wounded soldier, a nurse, a failed comedian, and a murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Boukhrief
CAST:  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Julie Gayet  •  Foued Nassah

Seemingly unrelated events connect several people: a young wounded soldier, a nurse, a failed comedian, and a murderer.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Nicolas Boukhrief
CAST:  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Vincent Cassel  •  Julie Gayet  •  Foued Nassah

The Lookout (2012)

When police is about to apprehend a famous gang of bank robbers, an elite sniper opens fire from a roof, thus facilitating the flee of his accomplices. However, one of them is seriously injured, which compromises the plans of the thieves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michele Placido
CAST:  Violante Placido  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Arly Jover

When police is about to apprehend a famous gang of bank robbers, an elite sniper opens fire from a roof, thus facilitating the flee of his accomplices. However, one of them is seriously injured, which compromises the plans of the thieves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michele Placido
CAST:  Violante Placido  •  Daniel Auteuil  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Arly Jover

Angelique (2013)

The incredible destiny of Angélique: a beautiful girl who found in her love for Joffrey Peyrac the strength to fight injustice and submission in a century plagued by power struggles, inequality and the oppression.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ariel Zeitoun
CAST:  Nora Arnezeder  •  Gérard Lanvin  •  Tomer Sisley  •  Simon Abkarian

The incredible destiny of Angélique: a beautiful girl who found in her love for Joffrey Peyrac the strength to fight injustice and submission in a century plagued by power struggles, inequality and the oppression.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ariel Zeitoun
CAST:  Nora Arnezeder  •  Gérard Lanvin  •  Tomer Sisley  •  Simon Abkarian

Another Woman's Life (2012)

When the fun loving Marie sets her eyes on brooding comic book artist Paul, it sets off the kind of romantic sparks that quickly culminate in the bedroom. But the next morning brings its share of surprises as Marie crawls out of bed to discover her life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sylvie Testud
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Aure Atika  •  Danièle Lebrun

When the fun loving Marie sets her eyes on brooding comic book artist Paul, it sets off the kind of romantic sparks that quickly culminate in the bedroom. But the next morning brings its share of surprises as Marie crawls out of bed to discover her life ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Sylvie Testud
CAST:  Juliette Binoche  •  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Aure Atika  •  Danièle Lebrun

Rebellion (2011)

April 1988, Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia. 30 gendarmes are taken hostage by a group of Kanak freedom fighters. 300 soldiers are sent from France to re-establish order. 2 men confront each other: Philippe Legorjus, chief of the terrorist squad, and Alphonse Dianou, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Iabe Lapacas  •  Malik Zidi  •  Alexandre Steiger

April 1988, Ouvéa Island, New Caledonia. 30 gendarmes are taken hostage by a group of Kanak freedom fighters. 300 soldiers are sent from France to re-establish order. 2 men confront each other: Philippe Legorjus, chief of the terrorist squad, and Alphonse Dianou, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Mathieu Kassovitz  •  Iabe Lapacas  •  Malik Zidi  •  Alexandre Steiger

Next Year If All Goes Well (1981)

Isabelle and Maxime are a pair of lighthearted lovers -- that is, until Isabelle gets the itch for motherhood. When she confesses her desire for a child, Maxime panics. As a cartoonist by trade he is far from financially stable, so he outright rejects the idea of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Loup Hubert
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Marie-Anne Chazel  •  Bernard Crombey

Isabelle and Maxime are a pair of lighthearted lovers -- that is, until Isabelle gets the itch for motherhood. When she confesses her desire for a child, Maxime panics. As a cartoonist by trade he is far from financially stable, so he outright rejects the idea of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jean-Loup Hubert
CAST:  Isabelle Adjani  •  Thierry Lhermitte  •  Marie-Anne Chazel  •  Bernard Crombey

Café au Lait (1993)

Lola is pregnant, and she isn’t sure who the father is: Félix, a Jewish delivery boy, or Jamal, a black law student.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Julie Mauduech  •  Hubert Koundé  •  Mathieu Kassovitz

Lola is pregnant, and she isn’t sure who the father is: Félix, a Jewish delivery boy, or Jamal, a black law student.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Julie Mauduech  •  Hubert Koundé  •  Mathieu Kassovitz

Haywire (2011)

A black ops soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and left for dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Gina Carano  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Channing Tatum

A black ops soldier seeks payback after she is betrayed and left for dead.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Soderbergh
CAST:  Gina Carano  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Channing Tatum

White Nightmare (1991)

Four racists plan to assault a local Arab man, but soon things get out of control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Yvan Attal  •  François Toumarkine  •  Jean-Pierre Darroussin  •  Roger Souza

Four racists plan to assault a local Arab man, but soon things get out of control.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mathieu Kassovitz
CAST:  Yvan Attal  •  François Toumarkine  •  Jean-Pierre Darroussin  •  Roger Souza
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