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Hate [Blu-ray] [Criterion Collection]

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  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • An ethnically diverse trio of angry young men living in a Paris housing project struggle with how to react after a friend of theirs is beaten by police during a riot. Winner of the Best Director prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

    Cannes Best Director 1995 Mathieu Kassovitz Director/"Cafe Au Lait"

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  • Credits
    Vincent Cassel, Hubert Kounde, Said Taghmaoui
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Prepare to be jolted by the intensity....The performances are as white hot as the subject matter..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Extremely intelligent....The in-your-face lensing and more formal compositions are used to maximum effect..."
    Variety

    "...Writer-director Mathieu Kassovitz (Cafe au Lait) mines so much tension and pointed dialogue from a low budget and deceptively simple premise..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...Raw, vital and captivating....HATE is a visceral fable of a divided society heading blindly for a crash-landing..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "For all the comic byplay, Kassovitz keeps the viewer braced for the simmering tension to boil over."
    Sight and Sound

    "...[A] precise and troubling film....Smartly aware that many urban problems are also global..."
    New York Times

    "...As a filmmaker, Kassovitz has grown since his first film. His black-and-white cinematography camera is alert, filling the frame with meaning his characters are not aware of..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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