La Haine shows a day in the life of three friends in the banlieues of Paris where tensions are high after police violence. This film inspired a whole generation of young filmmakers both within and outside of France. More than 25 years later, it’s still relevant and powerful.
This film bears the SG&USE label and falls under education. Therfore, under the current TU/e Covid-19 regulations, ONLY TU/e students are allowed to visit. The film will be preceded by an introduction on the cinematography and the making of the film.
Language: French – subtitles: English
Vinz, Saïd and Hubert are furious when their friend Abdel, an Arab youth from a Parisian banlieue, is arrested and so badly beaten by cops that he ends up in the hospital fighting for his life. The tension builds as the film follows this mixed-race young male trio from a run-down banlieue across 24 hours.
La Haine is recommended by the Studium Generale Film Committee because of both the social issues it tackles, which are still relevant today, and the (now classic) style of black and white cinematography.
The film, written and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz, had a huge impact when released in 1995 because of both its content and form. It captured a young generation on the brink, caught between French culture and that of their parents, and in love with American rap music and cinema. Today, it still possesses a raw energy and has all the ingredients to capture a young audience: a (still) recognizable and captivating story, great performances by young actors like Vincent Cassel , humor, (rap)music, violence and style.
In the land that gave us champagne, La Haine is a Molotov cocktail.
- Mathieu Kassovitz won The Palm D’Or for Best Director for La Haine at the Cannes Film Festival in 1995.
- The film also won prizes for Best Film and Best Editing at César Awards in France in 1996.
Reviews (of re-release of the film)
- Mathieu Kassovitz’s celebrated story of inequality in a Paris banlieue is a timely rerelease in the Black Lives Matter era. The Guardian.
- The explosive contents of the film, its unusually young creative team (Kassovitz and the three lead actors were all in their twenties), the fact that it won the prestigious best director prize at Cannes, its huge popular success, and the media circus that followed turned La haine into a phénomène de société that reached beyond its cinematic value. From Ginette Vincendeau’s essay La haine and after: Arts, Politics, and the Banlieue.
This film bears the SG&USE label and will be preceded by an introduction on the cinematography and the making of the film.
SG & USE registration
Please register your participation upon arrival when attending the film. You can register by scanning your student card before the start of film.
More information about SG & USE regulation can be found here.
This film will be shown at Filmhuis De Zwarte Doos. Only TU/e students can attend this film. Buying a ticket online in advance is mandatory if you want to attend this film. You can buy a ticket via the black “order” button on this page.
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Please be on time
The screening of the film starts at 19:30. Due to Covid-19 measures, the check-in at the door will require extra time. Therefore, we kindly ask you to be at the ticket counter when it opens 15 minutes prior to the start of the film. This is to ensure the film starts and ends on time.
To attend this film, you will need to show:
- A valid admission ticket.
- A COVID certificate (proof of vaccination, a negative test result or proof of recovery in the CoronaCheck app).
- Your ID.
- Bring your student ID card.
The COVID certificate and the admission ticket will be checked upstairs at the entrance of the film hall.
Further information about CoronaCheck can be found here.