La Haine (1995)
Action, Crime, Drama
In the aftermath of a violent demonstration against police brutality, sparked by the hospitalisation of the critically wounded, Abdel Ichacha, three young friends, Vinz, Hubert, and Saïd, reunite the following morning in their neighbourhood on one of the wretched, low-income banlieues outside Paris. Blind with rage, and the unreasoning desire to settle the score with his stainless-steel, snub-nosed Smith and Wesson Model 629 revolver, more and more, Vinz seems like a ticking time bomb. In the meantime, during the course of twenty-four hours, he is killing time, meandering through the metropolis' faceless streets, waiting to explode. But, hatred breeds hatred, violence begets violence, and murder is never the solution. Can there be hope when there is no place to go but down?