Decades Blogathon – La Haine (1995)

Here’s my contribution to a great blogathon organised by Mark and Tom. Thanks a lot guys!

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1995

We’re halfway through the Decades Blogathon, hosted by myself and the inimitable Tom from Digital Shortbread! The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the fifth year of the decade. Tom and are running different entries each day; and this one comes from Marta over at Ramblings of a Cinephile. If you haven’t checked out Marta’s site yet – why not?! – you’ll find it filled with her thoughts on oldies, new releases, home viewing and more besides.

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Mathieu Kassovitz gives us an insight into roughly 20 hours of the lives of Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Said (Said Taghmaoui) and Hubert (Hubert Kounde), three young friends from one of the banlieues (housing projects) in the suburbs around Paris, chronicling  the aftermath of a riot.

The viewer witnesses the struggles and alienation of these twenty-somethings living in an impoverished, multi-ethnic environment that seems a world apart from the magical…

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4 responses to “Decades Blogathon – La Haine (1995)

  1. I’ve heard a lot of good things about this movie. But am yet to watch it.

  2. I loved this film. Cassel was mesmerising. He has done some on/off roles since, but he is always powerful to watch.
    Good call, Marta!

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