La Haine

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  • La Haine
    • Means "Hate"
    • Set in Paris Banlurs
    • Director - Kassovitz (1995)
    • Based on a true story from the Mid 90's Riots in Paris
    • A Jew, Arab and an African are best friends where they should be enemies; a social joke by Kassovitz
    • Clock is a ticking time bomb
    • The play park, is set up like a zoo, and the News Crew are trying to portray them as animals
      • But they are hurt when they are called animals but they act like it throwing things at the crew
    • Block A B C D E names of the tower blocks they live in, more like a prison block
    • No fathers (Link to other films)
    • Film exposes historical and emergent forces framing Banlieus and youth
    • Plot is loosely based on the actual police beating a of a young Arab, Malik Oussekine, during a 1986 student protest, who died.
    • Characters
      • Vinz- Jewish – Aggressive, frustrated, egotistical, fantasist, vengeful 
        •  Unemployed, bored, uneducated- their economic status, age, and demeanour allow the authorise to single them out as troublemakers
      • Said- Arab- genial, offers, comic relief 
        •  Unemployed, bored, uneducated- their economic status, age, and demeanour allow the authorise to single them out as troublemakers
      • Hubert- African – Rational , decent, self aware, wise

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