La Haine

La Haine ★★★★★

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This is my favorite foreign film and I am a firm believer that this is a top 10 movie oat. Everything is perfect in it. I don’t understand why this film looks so good. Like it’s shot in slums yet each shot is so beautiful. I love the character dynamic between Vinz and Hubert. They are almost opposites but also very alike, and are kept together by Saïd who is the glue. He is neutral between them and is the right comic relief that is needed for this film. The message of this movie is so relevant to today. The ending is all one of the greatest ever. To see how Vinz facade of being this killer is just shattered, Hubert having to become the thing he swore to never be and ruin his chance of leaving the slums, and the comedic and playfulness of Saïd being ripped away is such a tragic but fascinating ending. 

It’s not how you fall, it’s how you land.


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