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Series:New Release Films
Film Info
Runtime:97 minutes
Director:Mathieu Kassovitz
Year Released:1995
Production Country:France


Winner: Best Director, Cannes Film Festival

"One of the most nuanced and technically accomplished treatments of race, violence, and politics of assimilation in recent cinema." —Slant

"An unmissable response to an unending emergency." —The Guardian

Mathieu Kazzovitz 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 Koundre), and Said (Said 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.

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