LA HAINE (1996)
A film by Mathieu Kassovitz
Cast: Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, Saïd Taghmaoui
The story traces a fateful day in the lives of alienated ghetto youths Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui) and Hubert (Hubert Koundé) — a Jew, an Arab and an African, respectively — who are grappling with the aftermath of unexpected tragedy. When their friend Abdel lies comatose after a police beating, Vinz vows to dispense rough justice, sealing the destiny of all three. Great film form Mathieu First film for Taghmaoui, Hubert Koundé, and Vincent Cassel. To this day they are still working and are big stars. It is Boyz n the hood french style.
It is the course of 24 hours they runs into the cops, who try to clear them off a rooftop hangout that has become such a youth center, it even has its own hot dog stand. The go a bit further and there is a riot of a cop who shot an Arab. The youth here in the ghetto has no hope, no jobs to go to, no school why bather to go where there is no hope. They pass the timee at doing stupid thing just hanging out. They are not bad kids , they are targeted because of their race. This was shot in the suburb of Paris and Paris itself. It is raw and honest. This film has won a caesar Palm D’or for best director.