MATHIEU KASSOVITZ. The actor of Amélie Poulain and director of La Haine is invited to discuss with Eric Zemmour in the program “Face à Baba”. An exchange that promises to be explosive.
[Mis à jour le 16 décembre 2021 à 21h00] Mathieu Kassovitz is invited to debate in front of Eric Zemmour in the show “Face à Baba” this Thursday, December 16, 2021 on C8. An exchange which already promises to be explosive both by their opposing positions and by the controversies of each of the speakers. The actor of Amélie Poulain and director of La Haine is, in fact, accustomed to the outbursts and the bloody positions, sometimes even controversial.
In September 2009, in the program “Ce soir (ou Never)”, Mathieu Kassovitz believes that it is necessary that certain elements concerning the attacks of September 11, 2001 must be clarified, which is worth to him many criticisms in the media which accuse him of promoting conspiracy theories. He then filed a complaint for public defamation. During the 2017 presidential election, he called Nicolas Dupont-Aignan an “asshole” after he decided to join the candidacy of Marine Le Pen. In reaction, the president of the Debout la France party lodged a complaint.
On December 24, 2017, Mathieu Kassovitz was indignant about a drug control in a hospital in Rezé, going so far as to describe the police as “good for nothing” and “bunch of bastards” on his Twitter account. After an open letter from Eric Ciotti, the actor and director responds with insults. He apologizes for insulting them on RMC a few days later, clarifying his words: “I would like my taxes to be used in the normal way. What the police are doing is shameful, they are a bunch of good-for-nothing! ” He was sentenced for public insult on September 18, 2019, and must pay a fine of 1,000 euros and pay a symbolic euro in damages to the 17 Nantes police officers who filed a complaint against him.
Critics of the world of cinema
Accusing the very mixed success at the box office of his film Order and Morality, which only obtained “one” César nomination in 2011, he took to Twitter to write the following words: “J ‘ fuck the French cinema. Go get fucked with your shitty movies. ” In addition, Mathieu Kassovitz aroused criticism from his peers in 2020 when he judges on the set of BFM TV that the reopening of cinemas is not “essential” in the context of the health crisis. He accuses the world of cinema of showing “a form of misplaced ego”. “Cinema is no longer essential as it once was. Unfortunately, theaters are no longer essential.”
Short biography of Mathieu Kassovitz
Mathieu Kassovitz is a French actor, director and screenwriter. Born August 3, 1967 in Paris, he made his first film appearance in “Au bout du bout du banc” directed by his father in 1978. He gives the reply to Isabelle Adjani in “Next Year … If all goes well”, the same year. Mathieu Kassovitz then appears in his own films, “La Haine” in 1995 and “Assassin (s)” in 1997. His most notable performances will be in “Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain” (2000) and “Amen” (2002) ). We have also seen him in “Munich” by Steven Spielberg, “Un Illustrious Unknown” by Mathieu Delaporte or in the mini-series “War and Peace” in the role of Napoleon Bonaparte. Since 2015, he has played the main character of the “Le Bureau des Légendes” series, Malotru. More recently, it is in “Happy End” by Michael Haneke (2017), “Le Chant du loup” (2019) or even “Human things” by Yvan Attal (2021) that we saw the actor at the cinema .
In parallel with his acting career, Mathieu Kassovitz wears the cap of actor and screenwriter. He made his first film, Métisse, in 1993, two years before the success of La Haine which earned him the director’s award at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival and the César for best film in 1996. In 1997, he went from again behind the camera for Assassin (s), before embarking on the production of Poppy Rivers in 2000. Three years later, he signs the film Gothika, but it is with Babylon AD in 2008 that he fully reconnects with critical success. His last film as a director, Order and Morality, was released in 2011.