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Hate

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  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Distributed in France by MKL/Lazennec Diffusion. Distributed in the USA by Jodie Foster's Egg Pictures. Co-produced by Kasso Inc. Productions. Shown at the New York Film Festival October 12, 1995, and at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival. Released theatrically in New York City February 9, 1996. Additional cast: Edouard Montoute, Karim Belkhadra, Solo Dicko, Marc Duret, Tacek Lokcinski. Director/screenwriter Mathieu Kassovitz is also an actor -- he won a 1995 Csar for "Most Promising Male Newcomer" for the film "See How They Fall." The Csar Award is France's version of America's Academy Awards. "Hate" is dedicated "to those who died while [this film] was in production."

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

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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CC1688

  • 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

    "...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

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

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

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

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

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