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Connor Macgregor Reviews...La Haine

Different approach this time , i am going to review something foreign and was made a few years back. So sit back and read my review of La Haine.

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, Sad, 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.

The Subtitles didn't bother me as i do enjoy Foreign Films when i come across them. Vincent Cassel is one of those great talents that Hollywood have just began to notice. Hollywood arent good at finding talent outside their own country (Bar UK) and this film really shows how good Vincent Cassel is as an actor.

This is a great film about social problems , gangs and how the central characters deal with those problems. I think its very well paced. Not much happens , but events are taking place on screen that makes the events that happen on screen feel more safe and interesting. I like that they shot it in Black & White. It looks grim and bleak , where as in colour , i think it would have been boring and not very interesting to follow.

I also love the locations used in the film. Paris is sterotyped as the love capital of the world , but when seen in a film like La Haine , you rarely see any love or passion. Its just like any other city in the world but with its own cultural differences.

Overall , Great Drama film with a great time frame and compelling characters. La Haine is a must see.

Rating - 81% - A-