About Mathieu Kassovitz:
Mathieu Kassovitz is a French director, screenwriter, producer, editor, and actor probably best known in Anglophone countries for his role as Nino Quincampoix in Amélie (Le Fabuleux Destin d'Amélie Poulain; 2001). Kassovitz is also the founder of MNP Entreprise, a film production company.
In France they spend six months training policemen, then they give them a gun and put them on the streets, and I don't know that that's enough. The film's not against the police - although I think that if someone wants to be a cop there's got to be a...Mathieu Kassovitz
Well, a special screening was set up for government officials, so they didn't have to see the experience of going to see the film. They certainly aren't going to the projects to see for themselves the situation.Mathieu Kassovitz
Like anywhere, we had to make people understand that we were there with good intentions, and that we were there with respect. We started making contacts with the people in the neighborhood three months before shooting began, so that everyone involved...Mathieu Kassovitz