La haine

La haine

Vincent Cassel
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz Cast: Vincent Cassel
Vincent Cassel
, Hubert Kounde
Hubert Kounde
, Saïd Taghmaoui
Saïd Taghmaoui
Mathieu Kassovitz

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While to most outsiders Paris seems the very picture of beauty and civility, France has had a long and unfortunate history of intolerance toward outsiders, and this powerful drama from filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz takes an unblinking look at a racially diverse group of young people trapped in the Parisian economic and social underclass. Vinz (Vincent Cassel), who is Jewish, Hubert (Hubert Kounde), who is Black, and Said (Said Taghmaoui), who is Arabic, are young men from the lower rungs of the French economic ladder; they have no jobs, few prospects, and no productive way to spend their time. They hang out and wander the streets as a way of filling their days and are sometimes caught up in frequent skirmishes between the police and other disaffected youth. One day, a street riot breaks out after police seriously injure an Arab student; the three friends are arrested and questioned, and it is learned that a policeman lost a gun in the chaos. However, what they don't know is that Vinz picked it up and has it in his possession, and when Vinz, Hubert, and Said get into a scuffle with a group of racist skinheads, the circumstances seem poised for tragedy. Actress Jodie Foster was so impressed with La Haine when she saw it at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival that she helped to arrange American distribution for the film through her production company, Egg Pictures.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/08/2012
UPC: 0715515093712
Original Release: 1995
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:36:00
Sales rank: 12,414

Special Features

Audio Commentary by Kassovitz and Introduction by actor Jodie Foster; Ten Years of "La haine," a documentary that brings together cast and crew a decade after the film's landmark release; Featurette on the film's banlieue setting; Production footage; Deleted and extended scenes, each with an afterword by Kassovitz; Gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and Trailers; Plus: a booklet featuring an essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau and a 2006 appreciation by filmmaker Costa-Gavras

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vincent Cassel Vinz
Hubert Kounde Actor
Saïd Taghmaoui Said
Francois Levantal Actor
Edouard Montoute Actor
Karim Belkhadra Actor
Vincent Lindon Actor
Marc Duret Inspector "Notre Dame"
Felicite Wouassi Hubert's Mother
Karin Viard Gallery Girl
Benoît Magimel Benoit
Peter Kassovitz Gallery Patron
Mathieu Kassovitz Young Skinhead
Joseph Momo Ordinary Guy
Philippe Nahon Police Chief
Francois Toumarkine Hospital Police
Christophe Rossignon Taxi Driver
Andrée Damant Concierge

Technical Credits
Mathieu Kassovitz Director,Editor,Screenwriter
Pierre Aïm Cinematographer
Dominique Dalmasso Musical Direction/Supervision
Adeline Lecallier Associate Producer
Virginie Montel Costumes/Costume Designer
Giuseppe Ponturo Art Director
Alain Rocca Associate Producer
Christophe Rossignon Executive Producer
Gilles Sacuto Producer
Scott Stevenson Editor
Vincent Tulli Sound Editor,Sound/Sound Designer

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