Paris is burning: in the city’s banlieue housing projects, tensions between residents and authorities simmer in the wake of a brutal police beating. Among the angry are three young men—Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Hubert (Hubert Koundé), and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui)—who, amped up on rage and armed with a handgun, embark on a wild 24-hour odyssey through the city, with violence threatening to explode at any minute. An international arthouse sensation that has lost none of its urgency, La haine counterpoints its gritty milieu with flights of poetic surrealism and elegant Steadicam tracking shots, which immerse the viewer in the boys’ world of chaos and violence. An NYFF33 selection.
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