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Haine, La

[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.

Black and white image of topless man making gun gesture with fingers, in bathroom mirror

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz

Starring: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kotinde

Level: AS, A2, KS4

Subjects: Film Studies, French, History, Media Studies

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