La Haine details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Vincent Lindon, Hubert Kounde, Benoit Magimel, Vincent Cassel, Joseph Momo, Peter Kassovitz, Andree Damant, Karim Belkhadra, Francois Levantal, Edouard Montoute, Said Taghmaoui, Philippe Nahon, Christophe Rossi, Marc Duret, Mathieu Kassovitz|
|Genres:||Drama, World Cinema|
|Original title||La haine|
|Collections:||Coming of Age, Decades: 90s, Festival Favourites, Gangs & Cartels, Hidden Gems, IMDb Highest Rated, Incredible Indies, Sexiest Men Alive|
|Run time:||1 hour 37 minutes|
|Rental release:||19 Feb 2001|
Most helpful review
never blink - amazing!By juno from London , 03 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]"La Haine" is one of the best films made in the last 20 years. It requires attention to detail, though, and it's fully packed with messages and metaphors. It's not just about racism and social condition but also a representation of youth and its bigger questions. "The world is yours", seen frequently in the street banners throughout the film, contradicts the reality of what the youths expect life to offer them.
The camerawork is absolutely amazing, just try to keep an eye for how the camera moves and how the images follow each other, and how the sound is worked around them. The acting is amazing too, it leads us to believe that everyone is real, and I think it helped a lot that they didn't employ any major actors for the main parts.
There are many details to watch out for and some of them will only be understood by viewers with background knowledge on certain issues. But that's not important at all, the film is highly entertaining and punchy, as good if not better than most actions films. The violence is realistic and only shocking because it mirrors real situations.
Watch it twice, at least, and don't blink :)
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Subtitled!By a customer from Altrincham , 23 Apr 2009I've seen this 10 times before so knew it was going to be good. And it was - again. Brilliant soundtrack.
Rage onBy Davron (92 reviews) from Exeter , 23 Feb 2009Did you like City of God or Elite Squad? Then think you will like this, gritty world cinema, different ghetto.
DramaticBy Maxter (6 reviews) from Newark , 16 Feb 2009French film making at its best, my girl friend even likes it and she swore she would never watch a film in black and white.
I realyy wasn;t in the mood for this type of film at the time but ...By a customer from Glasgow , 18 Jan 2009if you want to see this in English come to Glasow around 3 am on a Sunday Morning. Also in Technicolour and featuring girls girls, girls!
DisapointingBy a customer from London , 05 Dec 2008I'd heard this was a classic but I found it pedestrian and not as gripping as I'd expected. Good soundtrack tho.