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La Haine (Criterion Collection)
La Haine
Criterion Collection
Actors: Vincent Cassel, Saïd Taghmaoui, Hubert Koundé, Benoît Magimel, Francois Toumarkine
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
R     2007     1hr 36min

When he was just twenty-nine years old, Mathieu Kassovitz took the international film world by storm with La haine (Hate), a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-d...  more »


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Actors: Vincent Cassel, Saïd Taghmaoui, Hubert Koundé, Benoît Magimel, Francois Toumarkine
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Creator: Pierre Aïm
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Criterion
Format: DVD - Black and White,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 04/17/2007
Original Release Date: 02/23/1996
Theatrical Release Date: 02/23/1996
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 36min
Screens: Black and White,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 15
Edition: Criterion Collection
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: French
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

gaiea | 05/31/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When I first saw this movie in Chicago, there were less than a dozen viewers in the theatre and we were all riveted to the screen from beginning to end.This film tells a great story of three unique and somewhat unlikely friends in the French ghetto, and basically offers a walk through of their lives over a course of days. The dialogue is rapid-fire, intense, and ongoing...filled with passion and more. The action is equally vibrant, and one is immediately connected to each character,feeling for their perspectives and choices. The ending is nothing less than stunning, yet honours the moment-to-moment uncertainty that one senses is one of the underlying goals of this piece. Anything can happen, and does...with fire! A must see."
Hypnotizing from beginning to end.
gaiea | 06/24/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I loved this movie the first time I saw it and have seen it at least a dozen times since. It is a powerful story told as seen through the eyes and lives of three friends who are living in Paris during the riots. The direction of this movie is delicious and so is the character development. A beautiful job is done in introducing each of the three main characters and in giving a bit of insight in to each of their personal lives. One is a tough guy with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove, another a good guy who has no choice but to sell hash to support his family, and the third a kid who doesn't seem to care about much other than getting laid and trying to impress his friends. What really caught me about this movie was how realistic I found it. It was funny and hard and real and disturbing and fabulous. I highly recommemend this film to anyone who enjoys quality and substance. It has an AWESOME soundtrack too!!!"
You will not regret buying this.
phaedon | los angeles, ca | 03/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i have waited forever to buy this movie states-side. the only copy i've ever owned was on vhs and i lost it a long time ago. its been so long since the movie first came out; i remember that it was available as a zone 2 dvd in a european magazine or newspaper (it is common in some countries for them to distribute dvds this way).

anyway. im curious to see what criterion adds to this movie. this movie is a definitive "hip-hop" classic. and not many people know about it here. truly a gem."
Glad it's being released on Z1 format
David J. Zemens | ROC, Michigan | 02/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I spent $40 a few years ago to buy the Zone 2 version, which I didn't know was unplayable in my DVD player. I will gladly, but somewhat grudgingly, spend another $30 to get a copy of this movie that I can watch without limitations. Truly an eye-opening movie; France's "Boyz in tha Hood," only better in pretty much every way."