LA HAINE (aka HATE) (18)
D: Mathieu Kassovitz
Metro Tartan/Lazennec/Canal (Christopher Rossignon)
W: Mathieu Kassovitz
DP: Pierre Aïm
Ed: Mathieu Kassovitz & Scott Stevenson
Vincent Cassel (Vinz), Hubert Kounde (Hubert), Saïd Taghmaoui (Saïd)
A bleak but captivating and powerful piece of world cinema utilising a documentary style to present a day in the life of three yobs following a riot in their housing estate in a downtrodden Paris suburb.
Three good performances carry this movie, especially Vincent Cassel as the most vengeful of the trio. It's a very stark film, but incredibly realistic and very well directed, though it may not be the most entertaining advert for world cinema.