"How you fall doesn't matter. It's how you land."
A screening of the classic French film 'La Haine' in partnership with The Other Cinema.
When 'La Haine' exploded onto the cinema screens in 1995 with its gritty portrayal of three young immigrants in the aftermath of the Paris riots it was a box office hit becoming one of the most controversial and talked about French films in recent years.
Still as fresh, powerful and meaningful today as when it was first released and not least being one of our favourite films we are very excited to be working in partnership with The Other Cinema to bring it back to the big screen.
During a riot in the outskirts of Paris, police beat an Arab teenager (Abdel Ahmed Ghili) into a coma, fuelling a fire of hatred inside Vinz (Vincent Cassel) - a Jew who swears to "whack" a cop if the boy dies. It's left to Vinz's cohorts, the jocular Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui) - also Arab - and subdued African boxer Hubert (Hubert Koundé) to talk him out of his bloody plan as they embark on a loafing odyssey from the immigrant neighbourhoods to the big city. Still, the time bomb keeps ticking.
Playing Vinz, Cassel radiates with a blistering intensity throughout, while Koundé offsets him with a cool self-assurance. Taghmaoui also turns in an outstanding performance, offering comic relief to balance the otherwise unbearable tension. Superbly acted and brilliantly executed, La Haine will tear through you like a bullet.
Tickets £5.00 Adult/£3.00 under 16's
kinokulture Cinema Box Office: 0845 2500517
This screening is part of a network of simultaneous screenings in London and Paris and across the world in partnership with The Other Cinema to coincide with the London Mayoral elections on 2nd May and the French Presidential elections on 5th May.