I'm a little surprised that you weren't aware of La Haine, wpqx. It has played on American television quite a bit over the last few years (and usually in proper aspect-ratio). It also already exists on a few snazzy-looking Region-2 sets. Like A, I'm also not a big fan of the film, though it must be said that the film has gained a newfound importance after the recent events in the low-income "banlieue" districts around Paris. If you're wondering why Jodie Foster is going to introduce the film, it's because she helped distribute it in the U.S. after viewing it at Cannes '95, where Kassovitz (whom you may recall played the love interest in Amlie) controversially won the best director award. Filmmakers such as Tavernier and Brisseau had delved into this subject matter earlier, but their efforts lacked the flashy, in-your-face approach of La Haine.