La Haine

La Haine (French pronunciation: [la ɛn], lit. "Hate") is a 1995 French crime drama film written, co-edited, and directed by Mathieu Kassovitz.[3] It is commonly released under its French title "La Haine", although its U.S. VHS release was titled Hate. Starring Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé and Saïd Taghmaoui, the film chronicles a day and night in the lives of three friends from a poor immigrant neighbourhood in the suburbs of Paris. The title derives from a line spoken by one of them, Hubert: "La haine attire la haine!", "hatred breeds hatred". Kassovitz was awarded the Best Director prize at Cannes Film Festival.

La Haine
La Haine cover, with the tagline Jusqu'ici tout va bien... ("So far, so good…")
Directed byMathieu Kassovitz
Written byMathieu Kassovitz
Produced byChristophe Rossignon
StarringVincent Cassel
Hubert Koundé
Saïd Taghmaoui
CinematographyPierre Aïm
Edited byMathieu Kassovitz
Scott Stevenson
Music byAssassin
Distributed byCanal+
Release dates
  • 27 May 1995 (1995-05-27) (Cannes Festival)
  • 31 May 1995 (1995-05-31) (France)
Running time
98 minutes
Budget$2.6 million[1]
Box office$15.3 million[2]

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