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La Haine

Spine #381



Release:
May 8, 2012
$39.95

Number of Discs: 1

Specs
  • 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French DTS-HD 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles

La Haine

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Directed By: Mathieu Kassovitz
Starring: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui
Licensor: Le Pacte

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Mathieu Kassovitz took the film world by storm with La haine, a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France, specifically the low-income banlieue districts on Paris's outskirts. Aimlessly passing their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Hubert (Hubert Koundé), and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui)-a Jew, an African, and an Arab-give human faces to France's immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their marginalization slowly simmering until it reaches a climactic boiling point. A work of tough beauty, La haine is a landmark of contemporary French cinema and a gripping reflection of its country's ongoing identity crisis.

Supplements
  • English-language audio commentary by Kassovitz
  • Video introduction by Jodie Foster
  • Ten Years of "La haine," a new documentary that brings together key cast and crew a decade after the film's landmark release
  • New video featurette on the film's banlieue setting, including interviews with sociologists Sophie Body-Gendrot, Jeffrey Fagan, and William Kornblum
  • Behind-the-scenes footage shot during the film's production
  • Deleted and extended scenes, each featuring a new video afterword by Kassovitz
  • Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos
  • Theatrical trailers

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