Hate

Director:   Mathieu Kassovitz
Year:   1995
Language:   French
Time:   96 minutes

"Hate" tells the story of three young men -- an Arab, an African and a Jew -- who spend an aimless day in a sterile Paris suburb, as social turmoil swirls around them. They eventually get into a confrontation with the police. However, the real interest of the film lies not in the hate it documents, but rather in the unique friendship that binds the three protagonists. (Kassovitz was recognized as best director at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival; in addition, the film received a CÚsar for best film.)

Links

Good site that provides information about the director and places the film in historical context

The official site of the director, Mathieu Kassovitz (in English and French)

Interview with the director and Jodie Foster, who was promoting "Hate" in the US