La haine [videorecording] / Les Productions Lazennec présentent ; en coproduction avec Le Studio Canal+, La Sept Cinéma, Kasso inc Productions ; produit par Christoph Rossignon ; écrit et réalisé par Mathieu Kassovitz.
[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, .
2 videodiscs (97 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet ( p. ; 18 cm.).
Saïd is an Arab, Hubert is black, and Vinz is a Jew, all of them young, unemployed and living in a dreary, troubled Paris suburb, largely inhabited by poor immigrant families. Each of them needs to vent the anger they feel about the police brutality that landed another friend in the hospital. The film focuses on one day in the lives of these three hoodlum friends and the result is a brutal, harrowing study of the cyclical nature of violence.
DVD, NTSC, region 1.
French with optional English subtitles.
Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui, Abdel Ahmed Ghili, Solo, Joseph Momo, Heloise Rauth.
Photography, Pierre Aïm ; editors, Mathieu Kassovitz, Scott Stevenson.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1995.
Special features, disc 1: Video introduction by Jodie Foster (14:51); Audio commentary by director Mathieu Kassovitz; Theatrical trailers. Disc 2: "Ten Years of La haine" (83:25); "Social Dynamite" (33:59); "Preparing for the Shoot" (5:57); "Making of a Scene" (6:36); Deleted and extended scenes (5:57); Still gallery. Essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau, and appreciation by Costa-Gavras in booklet.
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