Aimlessly whiling away their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz, Hubert, and Said - a Jew, African, and an Arab - give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their social marginalization slowly simmering until it reaches a climactic boiling point.


La Haine, winner of the French César for Best Film, is extremely powerful in its confronting depiction of the barren lives of disaffected youths in the sterile suburbs of Paris. 

4½ stars

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1 hour 38 min
In Cinemas 31 May 1995,