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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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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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
There is a documentary called "Ten Years of La Haine" featuring cast and crew commentaries, production footage and deleted scenes.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:
Hubert:Heard about the guy who fell off a skyscraper? On his way down past each floor, he kept saying to reassure himself: So far so good... so far so good... so far so good. How you fall doesn't matter. It's how you land!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Stomp the Yard (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hard CoreSee more »

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61 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
this concerns everyone, 14 February 2002
Author: hard2xplain

Moviemakers when filming French based films have traditionally tended to sentimentalise the ‘people' through the celebration of les petits gens, the little people of Pagnol and Clair as well as more recently the fantastical Parisian wonderland environments of Amelie and Moulin Rouge. With La Haine, young director Mathieu Kassovitz took the flipside of this and gave an illustration of the awfulness of life in the depressed blue-collar areas of Paris

La Haine (‘Hate') begins after a night of rioting on a dismal housing estate on the northern outskirts of Paris and focuses on 24 hours in the lives of three close friends aged around 20. They are Vince (Vincent Cassel), an explosive working-class Jew, Hubert (Hubert Kounde), a handsome, soft-spoken black, and Said (Said Taghmaoui), a mercurial streetwise Arab. With little hopes or prospect of regular employment due to where they come from, the trio drift aimlessly, engaging in petty theft, and seething with aggressive resentment against an uncaring world. L'Avenir c'est nous (We Are the Future) is the ironic slogan on the estate's playground, but this is a film about people who believe they have no future.

The quality of the performances from the 3 main actors, their conviction, the way they interact with one another and the vigour and fluency of Kassovitz's script and direction make this a very special movie indeed. Its full of action, detail, unexpected incidents and quirky humour. For instance, the boys have a bizarre encounter in a public lavatory in central Paris with a diminutive survivor of the Gulag that is as puzzling to them as it is to us. Does the story the Gulag survivor tells them have a deeper meaning than on the surface? Of course it does, and importantly this film makes you think as to what the metaphor means. Throughout violence is always on the point of erupting. There are constant confrontations with a brutal, racist police force, and Vince has a 44 Magnum revolver that a plainclothes cop lost during the riots, which we know will eventually be used on someone. However none of this ever descends into mere gratuitous violence like so many Hollywood films

La Haine presents a state of affairs of the alienation faced by many young people in the ‘projects' in France, and all over the world. It doesn't offer any solutions, though the point is forcibly made that in France, as elsewhere, parts of the police force are part of the problem rather than the solution. Of course, much of what we are shown is familiar to us from British and American films .

The strength of the film is that it neither glamorises nor patronises its characters. They hate their life because it's boring, and they despise the society that's created it for them, together with parks, football fields and a few mod cons with which to comfort them. In particular, they hate the police, who hate them right back. The film's other major achievement is to show in a tangible and very expressive way how a cycle of distrust and anger is created on both sides of this awful divide, so that there is very little anyone can do about it. In other words violence and hate breeds more violence and hate.

A criticism that could be levelled is that in the US / UK versions the sub-titles don't help, pushing what is very authentic dialogue into something more like cliché, as well as pointless miss-translations that occur. However this is just a minor thing, and does not and should not reflect at all on the film itself.

This certainly is one of the greatest films of the 1990s. Its one of those rare films that you will think about for the days and weeks after – not solely about the film itself, but on wider issues such as society, poverty and racism.

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