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La Haine (1995)

La haine (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama | 23 February 1996 (USA)
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24 hours in the lives of three young men in the French suburbs the day after a violent riot.

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Mathieu Kassovitz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vincent Cassel ... Vinz
Hubert Koundé ... Hubert
Saïd Taghmaoui ... Saïd
Abdel Ahmed Ghili Abdel Ahmed Ghili ... Abdel
Solo Solo ... Santo
Joseph Momo Joseph Momo ... Ordinary Guy
Héloïse Rauth Héloïse Rauth ... Sarah
Rywka Wajsbrot Rywka Wajsbrot ... Vinz's Grandmother
Olga Abrego Olga Abrego ... Vinz's Aunt
Laurent Labasse Laurent Labasse ... Cook
Choukri Gabteni Choukri Gabteni ... Saïd's Brother
Nabil Ben Mhamed Nabil Ben Mhamed ... Boy Blague
Benoît Magimel ... Benoît
Médard Niang Médard Niang ... Médard
Arash Mansour Arash Mansour ... Arash
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The film follows three young men and their time spent in the French suburban "ghetto," over a span of twenty-four hours. Vinz, a Jew, Saïd, an Arab, and Hubert, a black boxer, have grown up in these French suburbs where high levels of diversity coupled with the racist and oppressive police force have raised tensions to a critical breaking point. During the riots that took place a night before, a police officer lost his handgun in the ensuing madness, only to leave it for Vinz to find. Now, with a newfound means to gain the respect he deserves, Vinz vows to kill a cop if his friend Abdel dies in the hospital, due the beating he received while in police custody. Written by b4arr2y

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Trivia

The film was originally filmed in color but changed to b/w in post-production by Kassovitz himself. A color re-release was planned in case the original release flopped. See more »

Goofs

When Vinz begins to cut Said's hair, he has the razor at the back of Said's head. Said stops him because he has cut too much. Yet when Said takes the cap off his head later in the day, the left side of his head has a big patch of hair missing, not the back of his head. See more »

Quotes

Vinz: I know who I am and where I'm from!
Man: Then go back there and shut the fuck up!
Vinz: Go fuck your mother, man.
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Alternate Versions

In some English language subtitled (mainly American) versions the reference to the character of Said's friend who lives in the "posh towers" is 'Snoopy'. However, the untranslated dialogue says 'Asterix' and the woman who Vinz speaks to on the intercom laughs and says 'No, but his friend Obelix is here', whereas the translated version says 'No, but his friend Charlie Brown is.'. The reason Asterix and Obelix were changed to Snoopy and Charlie Brown in the subtitled version was because a lot of people are more familiar with those characters and possibly wouldn't understand the joke relating to Asterix and Obelix, which are two best friends in various French cartoon books by Goscinny & Uderzo. See more »

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Referenced in Nowhere Yet (2018) See more »

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Musique de la série TV 'Chapi Chapo'
Written by François de Roubaix
© 1976 Editions de Alouettes
© Editions des Alouettes / Warner Chappell France
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Blew me away 10/10
30 May 2002 | by The_WoodSee all my reviews

Out of nowhere this film came along, blew me away, and left me begging for more. A totally original and brilliant piece of work by writer/director Mathieu Kassovitz -- Hate is one of the best films I have ever seen. Vincent Cassel gives a draw dropping performance, but the real star of this film is the dangerous screenplay. Few films have left me in as much awe as Hate. A must see.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

23 February 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Haine See more »

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Budget:

EUR2,590,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$280,859

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$280,859
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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