One review on 01 Jan 2022

France 1995

Running time: 98 mins

La Haine

Director : Mathieu Kassovitz 

Setting: Paris
Original language: French
Summary: A day in the life of three young men from the Paris suburbs in the aftermath of a riot


  • Vincent Cassel 
  • Saïd Taghmaoui  Saïd
  • Hubert Koundé  Hubert

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 widescreen

Sound: Dolby digital

Camera: Arri 35mm

Tech Notes: Camera : Arri 35mm. Dolby digital

Film Category

First Seen: Sat 1st Jan 2022
Catalogued: 2nd Jan 2022


Following Vinz, Siad and Hubert through the day following a riot culminating in a trippy night in Paris after they miss the last train home thanks to being detained by the pigs. Black and white is right. 


by rogerco on Sat 1st Jan 2022 DVD proj @ home (Subtitled)

No surprise there was a riot


No surprise there was a riot, and no surprise that the victims of the riot are largely the community that rioted.

Full review

Slightly reminiscent of the (20 years later) Victoria. The B&W presentation feels right, the camerawork is quite fluid matching the edgy feel of the action. Perhaps it fails to delve into the pressures that the protagonists are under, and there 'hate' seems to be ust between the pigs and the kidz - but why?