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The Tension of "La Haine"

March 2, 2010 in 1990s, French cinema, Mathieu Kassovitz

There is a formal struggle in Mathieu Kassovitz's La Haine (1995) between unflinching realism and filmic selfconsciousness.
Much has been made of the picture's sociological importance but an awareness of its cultural implications should not cloud…

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Kassovitz creates a dreamlike world in which normal social and physical rules do not apply, in which the Eiffel Tower will
turn off at a command. Hubert's boxing gym has been trashed and left in pieces early in the film there's even a car that's
been deserted inside. Throughout the…

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dont have same rights , due to race/skin colour.
narrative shows the issue of poverty in a negative way where they live and how they behave.
Said doesnt have the same rights as other friends due to his Arabic origin.
Vinz copies De Niro's character in 'Taxi Driver', shows he…

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Banlieue
Banlieue of ClichysousBois France

In francophone areas,[1] banlieues (French pronunciation: [bljø]) are the "outskirts" of a city: the zone around a city that is
under the city's rule.
Banlieues are translated as "suburbs", as these are also residential areas on the outer edge of a city, but the connotations…

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Massy, Les Ulis, divided by residential zones with a better reputation (VerrièresleBuisson, BourglaReine, Antony,
FontenayauxRoses, Sceaux).
The farther away from the Paris city centre, the more the banlieues of the South of Paris can be divided into two zones. On
one side, there are the banks of the River Seine…

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into the generational, racial, and class divides of his native France, Kassovitz offers a fearless if unreservedly
pessimistic attack on the frontlines of power.

During a riot in the outskirts of Paris, police beat an Arab teenager (Abdel Ahmed Ghili) into a coma, fuelling a fire of hatred
inside Vinz…

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Tackling the issues of class, gun crime, and most of all tensions between the predominantly white police force and the
immigrant population in the suburbs, La Haine is a raw, explosive film. Whilst the director's anger at the situation is obvious,
he doesn't let the film turn into a simple…

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The film, La Haine, opens with the narrator telling a joke about a guy who is falling from a tall building and repeats to
himself, "So far so good, so far so good" as he passes each floor. The joke is about the volatile state of France's suburban
housing projects…

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talking and wasting time. The shot when we are introduced to the gun is a fast forward zoom in on the three, and pans around
them with the gun lit brightly in the center. Before this point, they had felt they had no purpose in life, but now Vinz sees…

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destruction and disaster, which it does for both Hubert and Vinz, the two characters who in their own and different ways are
trying to enact change.
Hubert's conflict with Vinz portrays two juxtaposing views. vinz is the angry young man who, unlike Hubert And
Said,participates in the riots and hates…

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