Movies on the Big Screen as They Were Meant To Be Seen.
Dir: Mathieu Kassovitz
French Cesar-winning film LA HAINE depicts the life of young adults in the impoverished French suburbs. Focusing on three young men who make a living from petty crimes and small time drug dealing, the story takes place after a riot during which their friend is brutally assaulted by policemen. The film, a box office and critical success in France, was controversial upon release due to its debatable portrayal of the French police and suburban youth. Director Mathieu Kassovitz won the 1995 Best Director award at Cannes for the urban drama, and the film ranked #32 in Empire magazine’s 100 Best Films of World Cinema.