• Director

    Mathieu Kassowitz

  • With

    Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui, Karim Belkharda

  • France 1995. 98min

  • Digital 4K

  • Certificate

    15

  • English subtitles

Kassovitz’s film covers 24 hours in the lives of three friends from the Parisian projects, where racial and generational tensions simmer and the police constantly hound those they consider troublesome. After a friend is shot, a police revolver comes into their possession… Shot in black and white in a hyper-kinetic style suggestive of the characters’ anger and frustrated energies it is funny, suspenseful and sharply observed.

The screening on Wednesday 24 August will be introduced by Ginette Vincendeau, Professor of film studies at King’s College London.

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