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Mathieu Kassovitz

Director, Actor

La HaineLa Haine (Hate) (1995) Aro Favourite
Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz
Feat. Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde, Said Taghmaoui
A distinctive French urban crime drama in which the idle hands of male youth form fisticuffs on mean urban streets. A whole lot punchier, intelligent…
Self Made Hero, ASelf Made Hero, A (1996)
Dir. Jacques Audiard
Feat. Mathieu Kassovitz
Mattieu Kassovitz (director of LA HAINE) proves to be no slouch actor here as a WW2 idler who swats up and cheekily ascends the ranks of the…
Assassin(s)Assassin(s) (1997)
Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz
Feat. Mathieu Kassovitz, Michel Serrault
Disappointing followup to LA HAINE for dir./star Kassovitz, plumping for a story of an apprentice hitman (Kassovitz) to aging pro Michel Serrault,…
Crimson Rivers, TheCrimson Rivers, The (2000)
Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz
Feat. Jean Reno, Vincent Cassel
A bizarre murder in the French Alps draws detectives Jean Reno and Vincent Cassel into the killing–cycle of a particularly grisly…
AmelieAmelie (2001) Recommended
Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Feat. Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz
A charming romantic comedy stamped with the purely cinematic style of dir. Jean–Pierre Juenet, who here remixes intricate set pieces, editing…
Birthday GirlBirthday Girl (2002)
Dir. Jez Butterworth
Feat. Nicole Kidman, Ben Chaplin, Vincent Cassel
Competent comic–thriller in which the limited social horizons of bank–clerk Ben Chaplin lead him to ‘order’ Russian mail–order…
Amen.Amen. (2002)
Dir. Costa-Gavras
Feat. Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Muhe
An unusual WW2 drama concerning the true story of SS officer Kurt Gerstein (Tukur), who invented the chemical Zyklon–B not knowing it was to be…
GothikaGothika (2004)
Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz
Feat. Halle Berry, Robert Downey Jnr., Penelope Cruz
A stylish, foreboding, though ultimately secondhand suspenser which has a psychiatrist (Berry) waking up in her own mental asylum after the slaying…
MunichMunich (2005) Recommended
Dir. Steven Spielberg
Feat. Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Mathieu Kassovitz
Compelling, if occasionally muddily–overearnest thriller based around the aftermath of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich…
Babylon A.D.Babylon A.D. (2008)
Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz
Feat. Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Gerard Depardieu
Mind–numbing, muddled Vin Diesel thriller that sees the furrowed–brow strongman playing a callous mercenary recruited to smuggle a woman…
Louise - MichelLouise - Michel (2008) Aro Favourite
Dir. Benoit Delepine, Gustave Kervern
Feat. Yolande Moreau, Bouli Lanners, Benoit Poelvoorde
A black comedy treasure about a newly redundant factory worker who hires a dodgy hit man to take out her rich employers. The trouble starts when the…
RebellionRebellion (2011)
Dir. Mathieu Kassovitz
Feat. Mathieu Kassovitz, Iabe Lapacas, Malik Zidi
A proficient, airtight geopolitical thriller from dir. Kassovitz, who also stars as the captain of a counterterrorist division sent to New Caledonia…
Another Woman's LifeAnother Woman's Life (2012)
Dir. Sylvie Testud
Feat. Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Kassovitz, Aure Atika
Juliette Binoche is typically radiant in this otherwise slight variation on the time–leap genre. She plays a well–to–do woman who…
Bureau, The (TV Series)Bureau, The (TV Series) (Le Bureau des Legendes) (2015)
Feat. Mathieu Kassovitz
CONTRABAND TITLE. Seasons 1 to 3 are not legally available for sale, rent or trade in New Zealand unless submitted for approval to the NZ Office of…
War and Peace (TV Series)War and Peace (TV Series) (2016) Recommended
Dir. Tom Harper
Feat. Paul Dano, Lily James, James Norton
Stellar BBC take on the Tolstoy's classic tale of aristocratic families caught in the tumult of Napoleon's invasion of Russia.
Happy EndHappy End (2017)
Dir. Michael Haneke
Feat. Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz
Michael Haneke lends his impeccably chilly style to this blackest of comedies about the disintegration of family relationships amidst the enduring…

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