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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 & 12 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
great movie about social problems and how they're being dealt with See more (154 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
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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:
Director Cameo: ['Mathieu Kassovitz']the skinhead who gets beaten up by Vinz, Hubert, and Saïd.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:Wow, what a speech! Half Moses, half Mickey Mouse.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Deer Hunter (1978)See more »
Soundtrack:
Funk FunkSee more »

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47 out of 53 people found the following review useful.
great movie about social problems and how they're being dealt with, 16 February 2006
Author: Christov013 from Oisterwijk, Netherlands

When the riots broke out last autumn in Paris..the first thing I thought about was this movie. I put on the TV and all the scenes reminded me off the best movie ever made in Europe, and the best on the subject...La Haine The first time I saw the movie in 2003, we was gonna watch it for school. At first I thought it was gonna be another french movie about a young french girl that got pregnant(we watched a lot of those in French lessons)...but what followed was probably the most defining 90 minutes in my life.

When the movie started with the images of riots (real riots, old news footage) combined with Bob Marley's "Burning and Looting" I was getting fascinated about this movie, this had to be good. A lot of things were very recognizable, everyone knows a "Said", everyone knows a "Hubert" and at the time I was feeling like "Vinz". All the scenes influenced me and were very recognizable, the hanging around with friends, the way of talking, the arguments they used for their deeds...everything. The end shocked me and I couldn't really think anything else then "I got to watch this movie again", and the day after I bought a DVD of it.

The movie tells the story of a black, Arab and Jewish guy who live in a housing project near Paris, the kind of neighborhood where most of the people don't have a job, where the youth bores itself and flirts with criminal behavior, where drugs are being sold and where an occasional riot starts (this happened from the 80's until recently from time to time). The movie follows them 24 hours after their friend Adbel got beat up by the police during the riots, where a cop lost his gun. Vinz (the Jewish guy) found the gun and swears that when Abdel dies he's gonna take vengeance by killing a police. With Vinz - not being the most stable nor the most smart and relaxed person - having a gun on him the three come in some hard situations, but also without the police gun they have enough problems during the 24 hours....I ain't gonna spoil anything, but this should be enough to make you wanting to watch this movie.

After watching it a couple of times I realized that this was a story, I always thought it was a documentary, which is a big compliment to the whole crew I think. But still that didn't made the movie less strong, the greatest thing about it is that it isn't easy made, no clichés...when you watch an American movie on the subject there always is some form of exit for the main character or he dies in a way that makes you think he deserves it. So either way a character is portrayed as a nice guy or a total bad guy, who both have girl who want to get them out of troubles. This is where La Haine sets itself apart from other movies, it doesn't try to portray the characters as nice people, although you do feel sympathies for them. The best thing is the end, which sets the movie mostly apart and makes it more recognizable for the European crowd (I'm not gonna spoil it, but if it ended differently the movie wouldn't been so great) The way it is shot in black and white makes it look realer, makes it grimier, it portrays the banlieues as a place without an exit. That's what maybe sets the movie also apart, the black and white makes it look arty and grimy at the same time. Maybe the best is that it still doesn't look dated because of that.

Another great thing is the soundtrack, all the songs that are used in the movie have a great effect on the images and visa versa. Bob Marley perfectly fits the riots, Isaac Hayes fits the hashish packing and smoking scenes, Zapp and Roger fits the break dance song perfectly and the Expression Direct fits the haunted car scene in inner city Paris perfect (if you can understand the lyrics). But what really sets this movie apart is the Cutkiller scene, this scene only made me wanted to get a set of SL1200's...

The way the tension is build in the movie is great, most of the time the characters don't do anything, but you still feel the tension building, the hate growing, and when you maybe bored watching some scenes the first time (the "candit-camera" scene for instance and the "eiffeltower" scene), but afterwards they're like pieces of a puzzle falling into it's place. Some shots are brilliantly, the Taxi Driver imitation of Vinz at the beginning (when you already see that Vinz is losing it), the police interview shot with Said and Hubert, the discussion at the toilets, the way the characters are introduced, the subway shot...it's all eye candy.

To make a conclusion, if you love hip hop and don't think the police as necessarily the representation of the good in society. of course when you love cinema it is also a good movie, but it really is a movie which has it own public: the youth. If your Dutch try to get hold of the 7 euro Freerecord shop version, but I can recommend the English 10 year anniversary more...the directors commentary, trailers and bonus material make this a really nice DVD. But I can understand why a lot of people don't like it, it doesn't offer solutions, it doesn't give an opinion on anything except the police, and of course you have to have a certain frame of mind to like the movie.

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