Vincent Cassel

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Liaison review – Eva Green’s spy thriller is a total mess of a TV show
This multilingual drama is a weird jumble in which post-Brexit Britain gets cyber-attacked. Its plot is convoluted, its dialogue baffling and its romantic segments hammy

Rebecca Nicholson

24, Feb, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘If men become too feminine there’s going to be a problem’: Vincent Cassel on violence, Brexit and Andrew Tate
He hung out with real-life mercenaries for his turn as an action hero in new spy thriller Liaison. Here, he talks about anger, being hated – and what it’s really like to be Tasered

Stuart Jeffries

17, Feb, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Punishing rape-revenge drama Irréversible has been recut – but why?
Gaspar Noé’s grim provocation is returning to select US cinemas but the ‘straight cut’ is a supplementary curio at best

Scott Tobias

08, Feb, 2023 @2:37 PM

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Dobermann review – Vincent Cassel’s brutal pulp thriller still bites
This 1997 policier, directed by Jan Kounen, pulses with violent energy, although its pop-video aesthetic looks dated

Peter Bradshaw

11, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Putin’s Hollywood pals – the stars who snuggled up to the Russian dictator
From Leonardo DiCaprio to Steven Seagal, Tinseltown’s biggest names were once happy to hang out with the invading president. Are they all now cringing? Not entirely

Phil Hoad

07, Mar, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Monica Bellucci: ‘If your work is just about beauty, you won’t last five minutes’
She studied law, became a model, and then starred in everything from arthouse films to blockbusters. Now the multilingual Italian actor is overcoming a lifetime of stage fright to play opera diva Maria Callas

Laura Cappelle

02, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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La Haine review – effervescent classic radiates with rage and comedy
Mathieu Kassovitz’s celebrated story of inequality in a Paris banlieue is a timely rerelease in the Black Lives Matter era

Peter Bradshaw

11, Sep, 2020 @12:00 PM

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My streaming gem: why you should watch The World Is Yours
In the first of a new series of writers recommending hidden gems available to stream, a plea to discover a snappy French crime caper from Roman Gavras

Charles Bramesco

27, Mar, 2020 @8:50 AM

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Underwater review – Kristen Stewart's soggy, silly monster movie
A much-delayed attempt to resurrect the Alien formula underwater has some effective moments but fails to justify its own existence

Benjamin Lee

08, Jan, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The World Is Yours review – brash Franco-crime caper
Isabelle Adjani and Vincent Cassel star in a carnivalesque romp peopled by the chancers and artful dodgers of France’s immigrant underclass

Phil Hoad

25, Apr, 2019 @4:00 PM

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It’s Only the End of the World review – spittle-flecked drama
An adaptation of a play about a gay man’s return to the bosom of his family is not easy to watch – or listen to

Wendy Ide

26, Feb, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Tale of Tales review – bawdy and fantastical
Inspired by 17th-century Italian fairytales, Matteo Garrone’s thrilling circus of sex and violence is definitely not one for the children

Mark Kermode, Observer film critic

19, Jun, 2016 @8:00 AM

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