La Haine

BBFC RatingLa Haine

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GenreCrime, Drama
DirectorMathieu Kassovitz
WritersMathieu Kassovitz
Running Time1HR 38MINS
Extra InfoSubtitled
SeasonMain Programme

Mathieu Kassovitz’s cinematic Molotov cocktail La Haine returns to QFT in a beautiful 4K restoration celebrating the 25th anniversary of its original release.

Based on real events, La Haine follows three friends (Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui) over the course of one day in the housing projects of suburban Paris. With tension in the air following a riot and the police on constant surveillance, it is not long before prejudice and hostility turns into violence, with tragic consequences.

An incredibly prescient piece of filmmaking, La Haine’s comments on politics and social issues resonate as much today as they did a quarter of a century ago. Its gorgeous cinematography and superlative soundtrack – featuring the likes of Bob Marley and KRS-One - combine with humour and surrealism to create a true classic that has been hugely influential on modern filmmaking, including this month’s Oscar-nominated new release Les Misérables.

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