La Haine [DVD] 
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An award-winning account of one crucial day in the life of three ethnically diverse teenagers on a housing estate in Paris. It documents the fierce loathing that exists between the estate's residents and the police, that explodes when the police beat a youngster into a coma. The three young men vent their grief, frustration and anger in different ways with deadly consequences. The film won the 1995 Best Director at Cannes and the 1996 Best Film at the Cesar Awards.
La Haine is an angry, anti-authoritarian French film that concerns three young guys (a Jew, an Arab, a black) who decide to take on the police after a friend is brutally beaten. There isn't much going on in this black and white drama beyond its violence (which can be pretty hard to watch, such as an interrogation scene that incorporates torture) and gritty observations of wayward youths hanging out on the fringes of Paris. Certainly, there isn't much in the way of insight, and director Mathieu Kassovitz seems to have absorbed more of the excesses of America's independent film scene, especially Spike Lee at his most indulgent, than its blessings. But if it's edge and rawness you want, this has it--with subtitles. --Tom KeoghSee all Product Description
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The film captures the rigid emptiness of life in a sprawling concrete banlieu (housing scheme) on the outskirts of Paris, an environment peopled by those who lack the financial or social clout to live somewhere better. These are Eastern Bloc tenements, characterless boxes in which society's detritus can be stacked, abandoned, and - hopefully - forgotten about.
The film focuses on three lads - somewhat stereotypically a Jew, a North African, and a black African. Life in the banlieu is supposed to be a tale of sanitised boredom - surely the immigrant population should be grateful for admission to the cultural greatness of France and its capital? Only the black youth attempts to make something of it - he has struggled to build a gym and to literally fight his way out of poverty by boxing. The North African youth is an incorrigible thief and poseur. The Jewish lad, meanwhile, poses in front of the mirror, aping De Niro's taxi-driver and playing the hard man.
But the world of the banlieu has imploded in urban riot - a participant sport in which local youths can engage and enrage the CRS, the French riot police, in a game of street chess, complete with petrol bombs and baton rounds. It is, of course, an entertaining spectator sport for the film crews and media. For the rioters, their fifteen minutes of fame come courtesy of news broadcasts.
The Jewish boy finds a handgun, dropped by one of the riot police. Now he can finally imitate De Niro.Read more ›
In response they have "created" a culture of their own, or rather purloined one from the same marginalised populations in America. So in come beat boxes, djing, graffiti art, cannabis, hip hop, break dancing and guns. Except with a french twist - the riot.
The gun seemingly defines the man, Glock, Walther, Smith and Wesson or Desert Eagle and in the embryonic world of the Cannnabis dispenser, it is a functional requirement. During the period this was set, mid 90's guns, like BMW's were totems of status and respect - they still are.
Out of sight has gone the land of mundane work and all the trappings that exist with it, aspiration. In its stead has come the life of the gangsta, dreams of violent revenge as all self made visions fall of buildings or go up in clouds of smoke.
Ranged against these anti social enterprises are the militarised police, acting to contain and maintain "docile bodies" within its social sphere; a mixture of arabs, blacks, jews and poor indigenous. Parisian poor, now locked away from the centre can be contained within these peripheral housing estates so when they riot, they only smash up their own facilities. The state wins by pointing out their innate animality and who would want them living within any social spitting distance?Read more ›
On the film direction : nothing to say about the actors. they are just fantastic and no-one would have been better than them. M kassovitz is so good as a film director (as well as actor, see Amelie). He's got a real knowledge of the photography as well. The end is completely unexpected but better than what you saw in the sixth sense.... have a good film.
Oh! I forgot, o buy it, it's certainly worth having it in your collection of DVDs.
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Good film with deep political meaning that is still relevant today. We studied it in film class in college.Published 2 months ago by Mr Duffy
Destined to be a classic of French Cinema - if it isn't already. This film is not for a quiet evening at home with a beer and popcorn. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Mr. R. Linkiewicz
Very quick delivery, the film is a classic and if you are a fan of Vincent cassell id definitely reccomend!Published 6 months ago by John Schofield
now this is a great movie ! I've been learning French for a while , intermediate and more advanced would love this film .Published 7 months ago by warran helps