Haine, La (Hate)*

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Haine, La (Hate)*

  • 1995 ----- b & w ----- 97 min ----- vhs
  • (Written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz; with Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde, Said Taghmaoui) Three racially divergent "boyz in the hood" bang heads with the riot police in a housing project where drugs, violence and hatred are facts of life. Nothing new here, except that this project is just outside of Paris. Said is an Arab, Hubert is black, and Vinz is Jewish. Each needs to vent his own frustration about police brutality that has landed another friend in the hospital. Boxing is Hubert's outlet. Vinz settles for doing impressions of Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver, until he finds that Smith & Wesson .44. In a single agonizing day, after the boys tangle with the cops and a gang of skinheads, the gun sparks the unbelievable climax. (Funded by the Center for Western European Studies) (In French with English subtitles) (Restricted to use by institutions of Higher Education in Washington state only)
  • Topics: (Adolescence, Community Life, Discrimination, Europe, Law, Motion Pictures: Features, Romance Languages and Literature)