Big screen classics

La Haine

A landmark movie about rising tensions in the Parisian suburbs, boasting memorable performances and dynamic camerawork.

Image from La Haine

France 1995
Dir Mathieu Kassovitz
With Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui
Digital 4K
English subtitles
Certificate 15

Mathieu Kassovitz’s recently restored landmark movie about rising tensions between cops and inhabitants in the Parisian banlieues centres on three friends – Jewish skinhead Vinz, Afro-French boxer Hubert and North African Saïd – who come into possession of a gun after a friend is shot and taken to hospital. The sense of authenticity and urgency is enhanced by Pierre Aïm’s stylish and dynamic monochrome camerawork.

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