La Haine (Hate)

Below you will find written and video materials to supplement your experience with this film. Be aware that essays and video essays are likely to contain spoilers.

Critical Essays

La Haine and After: Arts, Politics, and the Banlieue (Criterion)

5 Reasons Why La Haine Is A Modern Masterpiece of French Cinema (Taste of Cinema)

View of La Haine: Framing the ‘Urban Outcasts’ (

Contextual Reading

Rebels with a Cause: (Re)defining Identities and Culture in Contemporary French Cinema

Exploring the Banlieue (

Beurs in the Hood: Coming of Age in the Banlieue (

Sounds of the banlieue | The Wider Image | Reuters


BFI at Home | La Haine Q&A with director Mathieu Kassovitz
The Making of a Scene on La Haine
La Haine – The reflection of a fallen society

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