Friday, 18 September 2009

La Haine

A great french film released in 1995 and one of my personal favourites. Shot in black and white to bring out the underworld of Paris that is definately not on any tourist maps. For 24 hours It follows three young men, Vinz, Hubert and Said who are trapped in this world of economic, ethnic and social underclass. Their friend Abdel has been hospitalised by injuries sustained from a police officer during riots, during these same riots a policeman lost his gun, the gun happens to find its way to Vinz, who craving some purpose vows that if Abdel dies in hospital then he will shot and kill a policeman to avenge him. They seem to spend their lives going round and round and getting no where. There are various storeys told to them throughout the film which reflect their own situation, something I did not pick up first time I watched the film. This gives something extra as I like being able to rewatch a film and pick up on things that may have not been so clear until you have seen the ending. It was premiered at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival to a sensational response, Matthiue Kassovitz was rewarded with the Best Director prize.

1 comment:

  1. Duno if it's of any interest to you but i've covered few of the same topics in my =)