Mathieu Kassovitz was the victim of a serious motorcycle accident this Sunday, September 3, 2023, on a racing circuit in Essonne. His condition remains “worrying” but his vital prognosis is not engaged.

[Updated September 4, 2023 at 9:16 a.m.] Mathieu Kassovitz was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on Sunday September 3 in Essonne. As part of the preparation for a film (according to information from Le Parisien), the 56-year-old French actor and director was following an advanced course on the Montlhéry circuit when he lost control of his vehicle and was ejected. No other gear would be involved.

The state of health of Mathieu Kassovitz is considered “worrying” according to the Essonne police headquarters with France Bleu. His vital prognosis is however no longer engaged. The actor soon to star in the film “Visions” suffers from head trauma and several fractures in the pelvis and ankle in particular, reports AFP. He is currently hospitalized at the Kremlin-Bicêtre, in Paris. An investigation has been opened for “search for the causes of the injuries” by the Evry prosecution.

Biography of Mathieu Kassovitz – Mathieu Kassovitz is a French actor, director and screenwriter. Born on August 3, 1967 in Paris, he made his first appearance at the cinema in “Au bout du bout du banc” directed by his father in 1978. He played opposite Isabelle Adjani in “L’Annéenne… Si tout va well”, the same year. Mathieu Kassovitz then appeared in his own films, “La Haine” in 1995 and “Assassin(s)” in 1997. His most notable performances were in “Le Fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain” (2000) and “Amen” (2002). ). We also saw him in “Munich” by Steven Spielberg, “An 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 series “Le Bureau des Légendes”, 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 could see the actor at the cinema. .

In parallel with his acting career, Mathieu Kassovitz wears the cap of actor and screenwriter. He directed his first film, Métisse, in 1993, two years before the success of La Haine, which earned him the prize for directing at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival and the César for best film in 1996. In 1997, he moved from again behind the camera to direct Assassin(s), before embarking on the production of Purple Rivers in 2000. Three years later, he signed the film Gothika, but it was with Babylon A.D. in 2008 that he fully reconnected with critical success. His last film as a director, L’Ordre et la Morale, was released in 2011.

In September 2009, in the program “Tonight (or never)”, Mathieu Kassovitz considers that it is necessary that certain elements concerning the attacks of September 11, 2001 must be clarified, which earned him numerous criticisms in the media which accuse him of spreading conspiracy theories. He then sued 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 response, the president of the Debout la France party lodged a complaint.

On December 24, 2017, Mathieu Kassovitz was indignant at a drug check in a hospital in Rezé, going so far as to describe the police as “good for nothing” and “a bunch of bastards” on his Twitter account. After an open letter from Eric Ciotti, the actor and director responds with insults. He apologizes for having insulted them on RMC a few days later, clarifying his remarks: “I would like my taxes to be used in a 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 1000 euros and pay a symbolic euro in damages to the 17 Nantes police officers who filed a complaint against him.

Blaming the very mixed success at the box office of his film L’Ordre et la Morale, which obtained “only” a César nomination in 2011, he took to Twitter to write the following words: “J’ Fuck French cinema. Go fuck yourself with your shitty films.” In addition, Mathieu Kassovitz aroused criticism from his peers in 2020 when he judged 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.