Vincent Cassel’s Hottest Characters
Trance Debuts on Blu-ray and DVD July 23 / DigitalHD July 2
It’s undeniable that French-born actor Vincent Cassel has a certain charm about him. Even when playing a darker character, it’s hard not to be intrigued by him. From abusive dance teacher to a robber rolling in money we’ll examine Cassel’s most memorable personas.
From ACADEMY AWARD®-Winning director Danny Boyle* (Slumdog Millionaire) comes an “exhilarating brain-twister” (New York Post)! After a blow to the head during his attempted robbery of a $27 million Goya painting, Simon (James McAvoy, X-Men: First Class), a fine-art auctioneer, awakens to find that the painting – and his memory – are missing. Forced by his ruthless crime partner Franck (Vincent Cassel, Black Swan) to undergo hypnosis, Simon enters into a deadly love triangle with his seductive hypnotist (Rosario Dawson, Sin City). As the plot twists, the line between reality and dream becomes blurred in this fast-paced, unpredictable, “sexy and suspenseful” (Empire) thriller.
Thomas Leroy – Black Swan
Thomas Leroy uses sexuality and psychology to train the ballerinas in his company. He pushes Nina Sayers to become a perfect Swan Queen and tries to bring out the darker side of the relatively innocent young dancer. Leroy’s creepy and abusive personality makes him an unforgettable character that will haunt the memories of film-fanatics for years to come.
Francois Toulour – Ocean’s Twelve
As the wealthy Francois Toulour, Cassel portrays a robber who is well known for his ability to outsmart others. The dapper Toulour wowed the audience with his car, lakeside mansion, and smooth personality. Although he is one of the “bad guys” in the Ocean’s series, he is certainly one of the most memorable characters.
Max Kerkerian – The Crimson Rivers
Cassel was both brave and intelligent as French policeman Max Kerkerian in The Crimson Rivers. When Max teams up with a fellow policeman, the two work hard to uncover the truth behind some curious situations. Max is unwilling to leave questions unanswered and helps his partner through the process of searching for a cold-blooded killer.
Vinz – La Haine
In the French film La Haine, Vinz captured the attention of the audience who felt his anger and determination in finding vengeance for the death of his friend. Though Vinz desires to get revenge on the police force, he realizes that he does not have the heart for killing out of hatred. The young Vinz, though he hands over his gun and stops putting up a hard front as a thug, is killed.
Franck – Trance
Cassel certainly doesn’t disappoint in his latest role in Trance. Franck has a steamy relationship with a hypnotist by the name of Elizabeth, with whom he plans an intricately detailed heist. There is something alluring about Franck, who somehow escapes even the toughest of situations and is not what he seems to be at first sight.