Join us at the Rio Theatre on Wednesday, July 26 for an encore presentation of Matthieu Kassovitz‘ gritty and groundbreaking urban French drama LA HAINE (2020 restoration).
Mathieu Kassovitz took the film world by storm with his 1996 feature LA HAINE, a bold, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France, specifically the low-income banlieue districts on Paris’s outskirts. Aimlessly passing their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Hubert (Hubert Koundé), and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui)—a Jew, an African, and an Arab—give human faces to France’s immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their marginalization slowly simmering until it reaches a climactic boiling point.
A work of tough beauty, LA HAINE is a landmark of contemporary French cinema, and a gripping reflection of its country’s ongoing identity crisis.
“LA HAINE is an unmissable response to an unending emergency.” (Guardian)
“Hard-hitting and breathtakingly effective, LA HAINE takes an uncompromising look at long-festering social and economic divisions affecting 1990s Paris.” (Rotten Tomatoes)
“… Makes no bones about being anti-police, but Kassovitz’s screenplay leaves plenty of room for nuance.” (Independent UK)
“A layered conundrum that builds to a stunning crescendo, Mathieu Kassovitz’s LA HAINE is an extremely intelligent take on an idiotic reality: the mutual mistrust, contempt and hatred between the police and France’s disenfranchised young citizens.” (Variety)
Wednesday, July 26
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.
Advance tickets HERE
LA HAINE “Hate” (Mathieu Kassovitz, 1996 / 98 mins / 18A / French with English subs) When a young Arab is arrested and beaten unconscious by police, a riot erupts in the notoriously violent suburbs outside of Paris. Three of the victim’s peers – a Jew, an African, and an Arab – wander aimlessly about their home turf in the aftermath of the violence as they try to come to grips with their outrage over the brutal incident. After one of the men finds a police officer’s discarded weapon, their night seems poised to take a bleak turn.
*Minors OK. Must be 19+ w/ID for bar service.
*Rio Theatre Groupons and Rio Theatre passes are OK for any single film screening only. Please redeem at the box office.
*Online sales end an hour before showtime; unless otherwise noted, tickets are always available for purchase at the box office prior to showtime. All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale. Our box office is typically open 30 minutes before showtime. All seating is General Admission; please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to ensure great seats and time for treats.
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Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC
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