La Haine

La Haine

A FILM BY: Mathieu Kassovitz
WRITTEN BY: Mathieu Kassovitz
STARRING: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui

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Mathieu Kassovitz took the film world by storm with La haine, a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France, specifically the low-income banlieue districts on Paris’s outskirts. Aimlessly passing their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Hubert (Hubert Koundé), and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui)—a Jew, an African, and an Arab—give human faces to France’s immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their marginalization slowly simmering until it reaches a climactic boiling point. A work of tough beauty, La haine is a landmark of contemporary French cinema and a gripping reflection of its country’s ongoing identity crisis.

In French with English subtitles

“One of the most nuanced and technically accomplished treatments of race, violence, and the politics of assimilation in recent cinema.” — Slant Magazine
 
“An unmissable response to an unending emergency.” — The Guardian

Technical Information

Production Year: 1995
Country of Origin: France
Language: French
Run Time: 98 mins
Format: Digital