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[cert 15, 96 mins]
La Haine is a social drama set in the industrial suburbs of Paris, in a typical kind of French suburban housing ghetto where it's not unpleasant to live - there are parks and football fields but there is nothing for the young to do. They don't go to school, they're bored - they 'hang around'. Against this background an Arab boy is critically ill with a gunshot wound. A police revolver has found its way into the hands of a young Jewish skinhead who vows to even the score if his pal dies. The film depicts the reality of the young people's frustration and boredom.
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kotinde
Level: AS, A2, KS4
Subjects: Film Studies, French, History, Media Studies