TIFF '11 After a couple of lackluster hollywood experiences Kassovitz returns with a vengeance to french lanquage filmmaking with this powerful story of a Kanuk rebellion in 1988 in New Caledonia that was mishandled because of elections back home. The film is a clever mix of political drama and tension filled action. Kassovitz as riviting in front of the camera here as behind. A major pic that should be discovered.
Interesting telling of a forgotten event that happened just before the French 1988 Presidential elections. What I liked the most about it is the point of view of the main character. Kassovitz is a soldier and never questions his orders as morally reprehensible as they may be. He observes and tries his best. That's the force of Rebellion. Recommended.