La Haine

La Haine


La Haine review

Film description

In a Nutshell: A film about 3 French youths struggling with their lives in La Banlieue of Paris.



Jusqu'ici tout va bien.. (so far, so good)


Hubert: 'La haine attire la haine!' ('Hatred breeds hatred!')


Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Said (Said Taghmaoui), and Hubert (Hubert Koundé) are 3 friends who live on one of the many Banlieue's outside Paris.

Feeling mistreated by France's police and its government, each reacts differently to a situation they find themselves in after a riot.

La Haine's basic plot is that Vinz finds a pistol dropped by a police officer during one of the many youth based riots in La Banlieue, and as they try to figure out what to do with it, different events and characters shape their lives.

Written by: Laurence Gamble

Release Dates

UK Cinema release
August 20th 2004
UK DVD release
September 27th 2004
UK DVD release
June 5th 2006
UK Blu-ray release
August 17th 2009