Overall Rank: 511
Average Rating: 3.2/4
# of Ratings: 48
Theatrical Release Date: 09/01/1995
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
Actors: Vincent Cassel, Saïd Taghmaoui, Hubert Koundé, Abdel Ahmed Ghili, Solo, Héloïse Rauth
Plot: Follows the lives of three men in 24-hour span in the French suburban "ghetto": Vinz, a Jew, Saïd, an Arab, and Hubert, a black boxer - a night of riots leaves Vinz's friend, Abdel in the hospital following a beating by police officers. Vinz finds a gun and vows to kill a cop if Abdel dies from his injuries. -- Chris Kavan
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mitchellyoung - wrote on 08/02/2011
I knew literally nothing about this movie going in and was blown away. In a frankness and in harsh black and white that mirrors the Neorealistic era of filmmaking, this is a story of crime, police tension, and poverty on the streets of France. It's in your face, bold, and unforgettable.
Bluesoul - wrote on 04/15/2008
A fantastic, gripping, powerful movie about the immigrants living in France and police brutality. Must see, and wonderfully shot in black and white. Some people don't get it, realy cinephiles do...brilliant
Allison - wrote on 12/23/2007
On the cover it has a quote from Jodie Foster saying this movie rocked her world. I didn't get it, but then it's just me.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 09/25/2013
"The world is ours..How you fall doesn't matter...its how you land." Vinz, Sayid and Hubert encounter a variety of cops and meets Snoopy. With names like these who wouldn't be interested in seeing a film like this? Engaging from start to end except for some idle scenes. It starts with Sayid and Vinz getting together and picking up Hubert. The film moves when the characters move. Soundtrack was fair but the camera direction and editing was superb. Vinz was the most enjoyable character but is really hot tempered and the tough but righteous Hubert serves as a perfect compliment. A simple yet powerful picture because of its authenticity, acting and intellectual screenplay. So many quotable lines such as: "In school we learned: hate breeds hate.!" "Does God believe in us?" "You thinka …
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