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Writer:
Mathieu Kassovitz (written by)
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Release Date:
23 February 1996 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
So far, so good See more »
Plot:
After local youth Abdel is beaten unconscious by police, a riot ensues on his estate during which a policeman loses his gun. The gun is found by Vinz who threatens he will kill a cop if Abdel dies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
8 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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(79 articles)
User Reviews:
Great achievement. One of the most unforgettable Euro movies of the 90's. See more (157 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vincent Cassel ... Vinz
Hubert Koundé ... Hubert

Saïd Taghmaoui ... Saïd
Abdel Ahmed Ghili ... Abdel
Solo ... Santo
Joseph Momo ... Ordinary Guy
Héloïse Rauth ... Sarah
Rywka Wajsbrot ... Vinz's Grandmother
Olga Abrego ... Vinz's Aunt
Laurent Labasse ... Cook
Choukri Gabteni ... Saïd's Brother
Nabil Ben Mhamed ... Boy Blague

Benoît Magimel ... Benoît
Medard Niang ... Médard (as Médard Niang)
Arash Mansour ... Arash
Abdel-Moulah Boujdouni ... Young Businessman
Mathilde Vitry ... Journalist
Christian Moro ... CRS TV Journalist
JiBi ... Fat Youth
Edouard Montoute ... Darty
Félicité Wouassi ... Hubert's mother
Fatou Thioune ... Hubert's Sister
Thang-Long ... Grocer (as Thang Long)
Cut Killer ... DJ
Sabrina Houicha ... Saïd's Sister
Sandor Weitmann ... Vinz Lookalike (as Sandor Weltmann)
François Levantal ... Astérix
Julie Mauduech ... Gallery Girl

Karin Viard ... Gallerly Girl
Peter Kassovitz ... Gallery Patron

Vincent Lindon ... Really Drunk Man
Christophe Rossignon ... Taxi Driver

Mathieu Kassovitz ... Young Skinhead

Anthony Souter ... Skin
Florent Lavandeira ... Skin
Teddy Marques ... Skin
Samir Khelif ... Skin
Tadek Lokcinski ... Monsieur Toilettes
Virginia Montel ... SDF Metro (as Virginie Montel)
Andrée Damant ... Concierge
Marcel Marondo ... Bouncer
Karim Belkhadra ... Samir
Marc Duret ... Inspector Notre Dame
Eric Pujol ... Assistant Policeman

Philippe Nahon ... Police Chief
Sébastien Tavel ... Hospital police officer
François Toumarkine ... Hospital police officer
Jose-Philippe Dalmat ... Hospital Police Officer (as José-Philippe Dalmat)

Zinedine Soualem ... Plainclothes Police Officer
Bernie Bonvoisin ... Plainclothes Police Officer
Cyril Ancelin ... Plainclothes Police Officer
Patrick Médioni ... CRS Cave

Directed by
Mathieu Kassovitz 
 
Writing credits
Mathieu Kassovitz (written by)

Produced by
Adeline Lecallier .... associate producer
Alain Rocca .... associate producer
Christophe Rossignon .... producer
Gilles Sacuto .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Assassin 
 
Cinematography by
Pierre Aïm 
 
Film Editing by
Mathieu Kassovitz 
Scott Stevenson 
 
Production Design by
Giuseppe Ponturo 
 
Costume Design by
Virginie Montel 
 
Makeup Department
Sophie Benaiche .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sophie Quiédeville .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ludovic Bernard .... second assistant director
Eric Pujol .... first assistant director
François Pujol .... third assistant director
Henri Pujol .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mélissa Ponturo .... art department trainee
 
Sound Department
Nicolas Becker .... foley artist
Dominique Dalmasso .... sound
Fred Mays .... post-synchronization
Laure Monrréal .... sound trainee
Vincent Tulli .... sound
Emmanuel Ughetto .... boom operator
 
Visual Effects by
Rodolphe Chabrier .... digital effects
Antoine Simkine .... visual effects executive producer: Duboi
Rip Hampton O'Neil .... director of reseach and development: DuboiColor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Bernard Chevreul .... stunts (as Bernard Chevreuil)
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Mohammed Enahal .... stunts (as Mohamed Enahal)
Pascal Guégan .... stunts
Philippe Guégan .... stunt coordinator
Christian Hening .... stunts
Patrick Médioni .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Blasco .... key grip
Axel Cosnefroy .... assistant camera
Georges Diane .... camera operator
Guy Ferrandis .... still photographer
Hervé Lode .... second assistant camera
Jean-Claude Lother .... still photographer
Jacques Monge .... Steadicam operator
Mikael Monod .... gaffer
Marie Spencer .... first assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Stratos Gabrielidis .... first assistant editor
 
Other crew
Thierry Artur .... production accountant
Laure Darie .... production secretary
Guillaume Favreau .... assistant manager
Jodie Foster .... presenter
François Guerrar .... press attache
Abdelnabi Krouchi .... location manager
Dany Martin .... press attache
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La haine" - France (original title)
"Hate" - International (English title) (literal title)
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Runtime:
98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
When the three characters are looking for Astérix (Snoopy), one of the doorbell names is Cassel. Another one is Pujol, which is the name of the assistant director, Henri Pujol, and the first assistant director, Eric Pujol.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: The trip across Paris is strange : the three characters should arrive at the Saint-Lazare station(north-west of Paris), coming from ChanteloupLesVignes. Yet, when they arrive, they are in front of the Montparnasse station(south of Paris), on the Rennes street. Then, they go to Asterix place, on the boulevard Pierre Ier of Serbia, close to Iena Place (west of Paris), and when they try to catch the last train, this time they are at the Saint-Lazare station, the right one to go back. But then, when they are on the roof, they see the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadero from the south-east, being probably close to Montparnasse station. Then, they come across a sculpture, L'Ecoute, in the Halles Garden(center of Paris), before going back. Hence, their trip goes : south, west, north-west, south and center of Paris.See more »
Quotes:
Saïd:Canardo. Señor canardo.See more »
Soundtrack:
Ellens Gesang III (Ave Maria)See more »

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104 out of 146 people found the following review useful.
Great achievement. One of the most unforgettable Euro movies of the 90's., 17 May 2002
Author: Bogey Man from Finland

La Haine aka Hate is a story about three friends living near Paris in France (one Jew, one Arab and one black) who have nothing special in their lives and try to live a day at a time by drinking and having a good time and also working (at least the black character, who owns a boxing hall). Their friend, however, is captured by a police which tortures and maltreats him so badly that he is sent to a hospital in a critical condition. This makes the youth gangs in city including the three protagonists start a war against the police and authorities for the horrible wrongs they and their friend have suffered, and suddenly they notice the whole society is collapsing, and all there is is hate and need to revenge...Violence and mayhem is almost everywhere, including authorities which should do nothing but fight against it..

This film is powerful and grim. Totally unforgettable is the last scene which at my first viewing time blew me away. It comes very suddenly and there are no warnings what will happen at the end of this film. The message is so important and these marks of the "apocalypse" can be found in our everyday life everywhere. The society is falling and it is "spinning" as the voice over says just before the end credits..The film brings into question such horrific facts as racism which should have passed away long times ago, but no. Racism is such a primitive, stupid and despisable cancer among people, that there is no hope of better future if individuals don't understand the real facts of life and right ways to live with each other. Hate feeds hate as the character Hubert says, and that is something that our stupid race has not learned.

There is one very powerful scene just before the end scene and it deals with a skinhead and these three characters who could kill him right away and pay something back. It is very challenging scene and even Vinz, the most revenge seeking character, starts to see things different way after that. The whole point of La Haine is violence in all its forms. Why there is violence and why the hell it is used so often everywhere in every form? Don't we ever learn? These kind of films are important and so powerful that unfortunately people who should see them don't want to or they can't bacause it would be as a mirror for them..

The film is also a comment on power used by police as they are pretty tough and hard in this film. Police think that they can use any methods in order to get some answers, or in order to have some fun..It certainly doesn't judge police as "pigs" or violent sadists in general, but it is a warning example of what must NOT happen anywhere ever, by police or by others. One has to see through the film and to its core in order to understand what it says. Otherwise there is no point in watching these kind of films. La Haine is that kind of a film that it should be seen by police and youths as well, because there are still possibilities to prevent things to go too far in our life and world we live in.

The camera techniques used in this film are magnificent. Director/screenwriter Mathieu Kassovitz uses camera so smoothly and passionately and there are many similarities in techniques between this film and his more recent, Assassin(s). I am very happy for this young talent to have won the director's award at Cannes. These kind of talents deserve their prizes because there are so many stupid and worthless films which don't have nothing artistic in them and have nothing to say, and are just mindless and greedy entertainment. The black and white is very great element and the film strikes greatly without colors. The same case is with the Belgian classic Man Bites Dog, by Remy Belvaux, Benoit Poelvoorde and Andre Bonzel.

A great masterpiece in French modern cinema and recommended for the fans of intelligent and important cinema so seldom found from big studios or Hollywood (there are exceptions, of course) nowadays.

10/10

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