Invited as part of the 25th anniversary of La Haine on RMC, Mathieu Kassovitz spoke on the subject of his film: police violence. An opportunity for the actor to comment on the news of the week. And the director and actor spoke with the outspokenness we know.
Five days ago, Mathieu Kassovitz celebrated the 25th anniversary of the film Hatred, one of the biggest successes of his career. With its actors Said Taghmaoui, Vincent Cassel and Hubert Koundé, the director portrayed the suburbs, and more precisely tensions between residents and law enforcement. Until the day when the police blunder arrives. In fact, in the feature film, a young man dies of a serious injury caused by a police inspector. A synopsis that substantially matches the news: the George Floyd case, an African American forties who died by suffocation a few minutes after a violent police arrest.
Mathieu Kassovitz reveals his fears
To mark the 25th anniversary of his film, Mathieu Kassovitz delivered a poignant testimony on social networks. ” I can’t talk about the movie without talking about what’s going on today, not just in the United States but all over the world, that police brutality is still happening… “, he said. This Friday, June 5, as part of an interview on RMC, the director indulged in some secrets about his vision of the police. The director was clear, the police frighten him. ” How you want me to feel safe when I see Robocop walking around the twentieth arrondissement of Paris. There are no problems in the 20th arrondissement! Why i need to see these people dressed like soldiers and who speak badly to me? “, He launched. According to the actor, the police should not carry a firearm, and the staff should be drastically reduced, for the safety and well-being of all French people. A point of view which should not be unanimous.