Actor and director says he was trying to ‘play superhero’ in front of his daughter before accident

The French actor and director Mathieu Kassovitz has said he was trying to be a “superhero” and impress his daughter when he had a motorbike accident that left him in hospital with serious leg injuries.

Kassovitz, best known for his 1995 film La Haine and his role in the 2001 film Amélie, came off his bike after misjudging a corner on a training course. His daughter was on a motorbike behind him with an instructor, and his wife and son also witnessed the accident.

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