Mathieu Kassovitz placed in an "artificial coma" after a motorcycle accident, his life is not in danger, according to his entourage

The French actor and director Mathieu Kassovitz, injured Sunday in a motorcycle accident near Paris, was operated on for serious injuries to an ankle, a leg and the pelvis, communicated Monday September 4 his entourage, wanting to be reassuring

Mathieu Kassovitz placed in an "artificial coma" after a motorcycle accident, his life is not in danger, according to his entourage

The French actor and director Mathieu Kassovitz, injured Sunday in a motorcycle accident near Paris, was operated on for serious injuries to an ankle, a leg and the pelvis, communicated Monday September 4 his entourage, wanting to be reassuring. The 56-year-old actor's life is not in danger, these sources told Agence France-Presse. He was placed in an "induced coma" to relieve him of his pain.

According to the Evry prosecution, the actor had come to take advanced motorcycle driving lessons at the Linas-Montlhéry autodrome (Essonne). He was ejected from the two-wheeler he was driving alone and fell violently to the ground. He did not hit any other vehicle.

The actor, who was wearing a helmet at the time, had no head trauma, his relatives reported. An investigation into the causes of the injuries was opened by the Evry public prosecutor's office and entrusted to the urban security brigade of Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois (Essonne).

Known to the general public for the role of Malotru, secret agent in the hit series The Office of Legends, Mathieu Kassovitz leads an eclectic career as an actor-director. He entered the world of cinema in 1995 with the black and white film La Haine, which he himself directed, about police violence, which notably revealed the actor Vincent Cassel. This film event will earn him a prize at Cannes.

As an actor, Mathieu Kassovitz - nicknamed "Kasso" - has made dozens of films A Very Discreet Hero, by Jacques Audiard, Amen, by Costa-Gavras or The Fabulous Destiny of Amélie Poulain, by Jean-Pierre Jeunet . He also tried the Hollywood adventure with the realization of Gothika in 2003.

The filmmaker returned to the fore in 2015 thanks to director Eric Rochant who entrusted him with the role of Guillaume Debailly, alias Malotru, a secret agent torn between his duty and love. He will be on the poster for Visions on Wednesday, alongside Diane Kruger.