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French actor and director Mathieu Kassovitz hasn't directed anything since 2011's Rebellion but he's been keeping busy in front of the camera, and his latest leading role looks like one we'll want to see.
Written and directed by Matthieu Delaporte, the French thriller Nobody from Nowhere stars Kassovitz as Sebastien Nicolas, a man who changes his appearance and takes over people's lives as a way to experience his fantasies of being someone else. Things go wrong when he appears to take over the wrong guy's identity.
Earlier this year Twitch posted a very nice looking teaser for the project and with the movie's release due Novem [Continued ...] »
Paris– Safy Nebbou is set to direct Berenice Bejo (“The Past”), Laurent Lafitte (“On The Other Side Of The Tracks”), Gregory Gadebois (“The Returned”) and Sergio Castellitto (“The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”) in the Italy-set psychological thriller “After The Storm” (“Apres la tempete”).
Based on Arthur Dreyfus’ novel “Belle famille,” the film will topline Bejo as a mother who can’t accept the accidental death of her five-year old son and instinctively hides his body. After the child is declared missing, the police launches a massive investigation that sparks a media frenzy, comforting the mother in her denial.
Philip Boeffard is producing at Paris-based Nord-Ouest, the well-established production outfit of Mathieu Kassovitz’ “La Haine” and “Rebellion,” Christian Carion’s “Merry Christmas” and Michel Ocelot’s “Tales Of The Night.”
- Elsa Keslassy
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix, blinkbox, and BBC iPlayer.
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Die Hard with a Vengeance: Bruce Willis, his headache, and Samuel L. Jackson versus Jeremy Irons, all around New York City [my review] [at Netflix] Tangled: Disney’s lovely, charming, hugely entertaining spin on Rapunzel, all animated gorgeousness and authentic emotion [my review] [at Netflix] The 13th Warrior: an enthralling historical action adventure, gruesome and intense, beautifully mythic visual storytelling [my review] [at Netflix] The Iceman: underbaked mobster drama is redeemed — just barely — by excellent performances from Michael Shannon, James Franco, and Chris Evans [my review] [at Netflix] A Late Quartet: powerfully engaging performances keep us caught up in the emotional upheaval even when it feels a little trite [my review] [at Netflix] Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: pure cinematic junk food, with piracy finally Disneyfied in a way the previous films hadn’t quite done, but still good »
- MaryAnn Johanson
3 items from 2014
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