Rebellion (L'Ordre et la Morale) trailer from Kassovitz
Mathieu Kassovitz directed La Haine, The Crimson Rivers, Gothika and Babylon A.D. but he's not been directing anything for some time, until now. While the Rebellion trailer doesn't quite set the story as you would have hoped you do get the idea that this is going to be a powerful film and the critic's comments are incredibly positive.
He wrote and directed the film which is inspired from a true story of French Special Forces being sent into a French colony where thirty policemen have been kidnapped by a separatist group, but it's not all action and guns, far from it.
Here's the blurb for Rebellion (L'Ordre et la Morale):
It's April 1988 on the Ouvéa Island in the French colony of New Caledonia. 30 police are kidnapped by Kanak separatists and in response 300 special-forces operatives are sent in to restore order. To avoid unnecessary conflict, Philippe Legorjus (Kassovitz), the captain of an elite counter-terrorism police unit, is sent in to the heart of the rebel base to negotiate a peaceful solution. But against the highly pressured backdrop of presidential elections in France, the stakes are high and all bets are off.
Sounds interesting and the trailer looks even better, do read the critic's comments at the end but as I always say to my friends, when reading them try and read what publication they are from to get an idea of how relevant they may be. Here they do look very positive.
Of course let's not forget that Mathieu Kassovitz writes, directs and stars in the film so that's perhaps all the recommendation many will need.
Here's the trailer for Rebellion which comes through TrailerAddict:
It reminded me that I recently watched an excellent film about the French Special Forces, the GIGN, in action in another true life story, The Assault (L'Assaut) (Filmstalker review). That's an excellent film and well worth seeing, I wonder how the GIGN will fare in Rebellion.