La Haine Movie review

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La Haine Film Summary Director and writer, Mathieu Kassovitz’s La Haine (1995) is absolutely a must see film. It is set apart from other crime and drama genre films because of the way it is written and directed. Kassovitz covers all types of themes captured in this film, from anger and violence to poverty and injustice. The way in which the themes are captured is very different from the average theme filled movie. The film begins with three friends, Vinz, Said, and Hubert. All three young men live in a poverty stricken housing project. All three friends are driven everyday from the hate that is going on around them. It is not until the end of the film that we see this hate erupt into something shocking and unbelievable. The way in which La Haine was directed conveys to an audience that there is something different about this film. First, the style of the film is both serious and comical. There are times when you are anxious to find out what is going to happen next or you are saddened by a certain situation. On the other hand, there are some very hilarious scenes in the film. So, the film switches back and forth between seriousness and humor. The film is also shot in black and white, which I think makes a great impact on the film. I am not sure if the film would have had the same effect or a different effect if it was shot in color. With the film being shot in black and white, the grayness of the film gave it a somber and melancholy tone. The lack of color in the film may have led to the tone and mood of the film. It actually felt like the three friends were trying to get out of the violence, but something kept holding them back. Something kept making them fall into more violence. The pace of the film is very fast paced. There are a few sections that are slow, but the majority of the film is fast paced. After all, they are in a city filled with violence. In

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