La Haine (Hate) (1995) (France)

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La Haine (Hate) (1995) (France)

Postby hengcs » Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:31 am

Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kound, Sad Taghmaoui

In Cannes Film Festival 1995, it won the Prix de la mise en scne (i.e., Best Director)

For Csar Awards 1996, it garnered the Best Film, Best Editing and Best Producer .

What is commendable ...
-- Everything looks so real ... such that the audience could connect ...
-- Wow ... the cast carried their roles *very well*, delivering their lines as though they were really their own and not scripted ... and you believe they are actually friends ...
-- The choice of black and white (despite filming in color) is great ...
-- Finally, the theme of the film: It is not just about hatred ... but about respect ...

What may be problematic ...
-- Hmmm ... some people might misconstrue it as an anti-police film ... but frankly, it has much more to it ...

I highly recommend the film!
Hopefully, all of us learn something from it ...

PS: In the new edition, the subtitles are very readable!

Re: La Haine (Hate) (1995) (France)

Postby hengcs » Thu Aug 11, 2005 11:49 am

Another interesting trivia:
-- Most of the backstage crew did their "cameo" on the subway scene.
-- The director's father was in the gallery scene
-- The producer was the taxi driver, etc

hee hee

Re: La Haine (Hate) (1995) (France)

Postby trevor826 » Thu Aug 11, 2005 1:54 pm

I have the old Tartan dvd but I also have the 10th Anniversary edition released in the UK by Optimum which is superior in every way and has good extras including a commentary from Mathieu Kassowitz.

Don't suppose you know anyone who want's the old version?

Cheers Trev.

Re: La Haine (Hate) (1995) (France)

Postby hengcs » Thu Aug 11, 2005 5:25 pm

You may try ebay

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