Why to Watch - La Haine

The rapport between Vinz, Saïd, and Hubert is enough to watch this one, but it also is a rare film that is genuinely comical while hitting you with a serious message.

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La Haine (1995) Crime, Drama | 98min | February 23, 1996 (United States) 8.1
Director: Mathieu KassovitzWriter: Mathieu KassovitzStars: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd TaghmaouiSummary: The film follows three young men and their time spent in the French suburban "ghetto," over a span of twenty-four hours. Vinz, a Jew, Saïd, an Arab, and Hubert, a black boxer, have grown up in these French suburbs where high levels of diversity coupled with the racist and oppressive police force have raised tensions to a critical breaking point. During the riots that took place a night before, a police officer lost his handgun in the ensuing madness, only to leave it for Vinz to find. Now, with a newfound means to gain the respect he deserves, Vinz vows to kill a cop if his friend Abdel dies in the hospital, due the beating he received while in police custody. —b4arr2y


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