Rebellion (L’Ordre et la Morale)

Feature Film | FR 2011 | 136' | Subtitled German

Following forays into genre film, Matthieu Kassovitz (HATE) returns to a more personal and more political cinema in REBELLION, which also marks his return to his form of old. REBELLION tells the story of the uprising of an indigenous people. In 1988, 30 gendarmes are taken hostage in the French overseas territory of New Caledonia. A French police negotiator is dispatched on a plane to the isles in the Pacific to end the dispute without bloodshed. However, as François Mitterrand’s and Jacques Chirac’s campaigns for the presidency are underway, politics come into play and change the game. Kassovitz, who also stars in the lead role and co-wrote the screenplay, leaves no doubt from the outset that the conflict will end in a massacre. His painstaking examination seeks to determine what led to the needless loss of human lives. Fueled by rage, this is a gripping film steeped in allusions to the ongoing »war on terror«.

Producers
Christophe Rossignon, Philip Boeffard
Line Producer
Eve Francois Machuel
Associate Producers (MNP)
Mathieu Kassovitz, Guillaume Colboc, Benoît Jaubert
Director
Mathieu Kassovitz
Script
Mathieu Kassovitz, Pierre Geller, Benoît Jaubert, Serge Frydman
Based upon “La Morale et L’Action” by
Philippe Legorjus
Photography
Marc Koninckx
Editors
Mathieu Kassovitz, Thomas Beard, Lionel Devuyst
Sound
Yves Comeliau, Guillaume Bouchateau, Cyril Hotz, Philippe Amouroux
Music
Klaus Badelt
Production Design
Bruno Coupe, Emmanuelle Cuillery, Giuseppe Ponturo
Principal Cast
Mathieu Kassovitz, Iabe Lapacas, Malik Zidi, Alexandre Steiger, Daniel Martin Gigi Akoba, David Bertrand, Hervé Jakubowicz, Marc Robert
Production Companies
MNP Entreprise/Nord-Ouest Productions/Cofinova 7

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Selected filmography Mathieu Kassovitz

LA HAINE (1995), ASSASSIN(S) (1997), THE CRIMSON RIVERS (2000), GOTHIKA (2003), BABYLON A.D. (2008)