La Haine (1995, dir. Mathieu Kassovitz)
Through no fault of my own, I am currently curating a “Film and Globalization” film festival here at the school. Last night’s screening was Kassovitz’s magnificent La Haine (Hate). I’ve seen it at least a half-dozen times but nothing prepares you for the power of that ending. Even with its myriad references to Spike Lee, Tarantino, and Scorcese, it never fails to astonish. Considering the film was made in 1995, and in light of the 2005 banlieue uprisings, it has the power of prophecy.
I try not to post much text here on Tumblr, but I feel like I was up half the night mourning. So yeah, I’m inflicting this on you. Certainly I’ll never hear Marley’s “Burnin’ and Lootin’” in the same way again.
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- artyucko said: Kassovitz is a punisher.
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- jennipur said: Clogging the dash? It’s like a paragraph and a half! I’ve never seen it, but it sounds powerful. And you should post text here more often, you have so much to add:)
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