Love ‘Hate’ relationships

The 1995 French riot aftermath film La Haine (‘Hate’) has earned itself a two-disc Criterion re-release…


  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director Mathieu Kassovitz
  • New English-language audio commentary by Kassovitz
  • Video introduction by Jodie Foster
  • Optional Dolby Digital 5.1 track
  • Ten Years of “La haine,” a new documentary that brings together key cast and crew a decade after the film’s landmark release
  • New video featurette on the film’s banlieue setting, including interviews with sociologists Sophie Body-Gendrot, Jeffrey Fagan, and William Kornblum
  • Behind-the-scenes footage shot during the film’s production
  • Deleted and extended scenes, each featuring a new video afterword by Kassovitz
  • Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes photos
  • Theatrical trailers
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Ginette Vincendeau and an appreciation by acclaimed filmmaker Costa-Gavras

Meanwhile, on the Criterion website director/writer Mathieu Kassovitz’s rather juicy dialogue with the (then) Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy, prompted by 2005’s anti-police uprising across the French banlieues, is republished in English.

Kassovitz vs Sarkozy on Criterion’s website


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