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Mathieu Kassovitz - Actor and Director

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Friday 19 April 2013

Mathieu Kassovitz has been a darling of French cinema for 30 years. Now he says, "I'm out of this country" - and it's nothing to do with taxes. Is he frustrated with an industry that was indifferent to his latest movie? Or with the politicians who furnish some of his least-appealing characters? His newest offering, a tale of post-colonial bloodshed on a Pacific island inspired by real events, which he thinks should shame France, attracted an audience there of just 150,000 people. Has the actor-director tired of France, or have the French tired of him? Presented by Shaun Ley.

(Image: Mathieu Kassovitz, Credit: AFP/Getty Images)


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