La Haine

Synopsis: The film follows three young men and their time spent in the French suburban "ghetto," over a span of twenty-four hours. Vinz, a Jew, Saïd, an Arab, and Hubert, a black boxer, have grown up in these French suburbs where high levels of diversity coupled with the racist and oppressive police force have raised tensions to a critical breaking point. During the riots that took place a night before, a police officer lost his handgun in the ensuing madness, only to leave it for Vinz to find. Now, with a newfound means to gain the respect he deserves, Vinz vows to kill a cop if his friend Abdel dies in the hospital, due the beating he received while in police custody.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Director(s): Mathieu Kassovitz
Production: Criterion Collection
  8 wins & 13 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

You murderers! lt's easy

to gun us down! We only got rocks!

H A T E:

This film is dedicated

to friends and family

who died

while it was in the making.

Heard about the guy

who fell off a skyscraper?

On his way down past each floor,

he kept saying

to reassure himself:

''So far so good...

''so far so good...''

How you fall doesn't matter.

lt's how you land!

More rioting in the projects

outside the city.

Last night a mob of youths

attacked a police station

in the Muguet projects.

Pitched battles

left 14 officers injured.

A mall and nearby buildings

were damaged by looters

who dispersed around 4 a.m.

Alleged police brutality

sparked the riots 2 days ago.

A local teen was severely beaten

under questioning.

The officer was suspended.

The victim, Abdel Ichaha,

is in hospital

in critical condition.

Got a looter under arrest,

a minor.


Vinz! Where the f*** is he?

- What?

- Whadda ya mean ''what''?

Can't f***in' say hello?

Chill, Sayid. What's up?

Tell your bro to come out.

- What for?

- Tell him!

- What for?

- Just tell him!

What for?

ls this a TV game show?

Quit hollering!

You guys made enough noise

last night!

You see me last night?

l wasn't here.

Shut up!

Don't play dumb!

- You'll burn next, a**hole!

- ldiot!

- You gonna get him?

- Don't a**hole me, a**hole!

You still there? Beat it!

lf l wake him,

he'll get mad. You try!

l hope the cops tan your hide!


Shut up, Sayid.

Shut up? Be nice

or you're history, fuckface!

Go away. You stink!

You want to play

this early? One...



You lose.

F*** your sister.

l told you not to talk about her!

She sucks Donald Duck. Get lost!

Jew boy!

You bogus kike, you're nowhere!

- l saw a cow.

- What?

A cow.

Got some smoke?

ln the box.

Last night, during the riot,

l dashed behind a building:

Wham! l ran right into a cow.


Stop smoking,

your brain's fried!

Off my bed!

l'll say you're taking drugs!

l'll cut your throat, hang you up,

you'll drown in your blood!


Get off the bed.

You get out.

Stay off my bed!

Get lost, you snitch!

Move it.

Watch your mouth with my sister!

- Got any salt?

- Respect your granma!

You my father?

What about Dad?

You my mother now?

Go to school!

lt burned down.

Burned down! Savages!

Start that way and soon

you'll skip temple!

- Granma!

- What?

l didn't burn the school!

And you don't go to temple!

You win! l surrender!

lf everyone ran from an argument,

there'd be a stampede, already!

But we'd all be going

the same way!


You talkin' to me?

You talkin' to me,


...the guy says:
''For cash,

l'd even murder!''

He tells his friend:

''l'd even waste you.''

The friend freaks,

so the guy says:

''Don't worry, you're a buddy.

''l won't waste you for cash,

l'll do it for free!''

What a killer line! ''For free!''

''l'll waste you for free!''

What a line, Vinz!

l got it the first time.

Tell your brother to come see me!

What a killer put-down!

''l'll waste you for free!''

Shut up and gimme the joint.

- A killer line!

- Killer.

''l'd waste you for free.''

Can't do better than that!

Why you so uptight?


Bastards wrecked everything!

Check that!

l don't believe it!

How'd they get the car in?

The doorway's too narrow.

Chill, Sayid! There he is.

He must be pissed off.

Took him two years to get this gym!

Your dope's good, Vinz.

Not mine. lt's Hubert's.

Don't bogart, Sayid.

Thought you quit smoking?

Me too.

What happened here?


A fire?

You win the prize, Einstein!

Kiss mine, cousin!

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Mathieu Kassovitz

Mathieu Kassovitz (born 3 August 1967) is a French director, screenwriter, producer, editor, and actor. He is the founder of MNP Entreprise, a film production company. He has won three César Awards: Most Promising Actor for See How They Fall (1994), and Best Film and Best Editing for La Haine (1995). He also received Best Director and Best Writing nominations. more…

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