La Haine

La Haine ★★★★★

"Heard about the guy who fell off a skyscraper? On his way down past each floor, he kept saying to reassure himself: So far so good... so far so good... so far so good. How you fall doesn't matter. It's how you land."

Probably one of the most physically devastating films to ever be put on screen for an audience to experience. I seriously still can't process it even on a second watch because this is a film that defies all logic, all expectations and somehow is so close to reality itself.
A film without a plot shouldn't work but unexpectedly transforms its irregular story structure into a purpose for the outcome of its impact on the audience. The audience being the susceptible metaphor this film chooses to center its story around; how as a society we ourselves are like the man falling off the skyscraper. The more irrational people decide to be towards the system the more likelihood of being cast out as that's what it means to be apart of a society.
So if there would be one thing to take away from this (besides it being nearly perfect in everything it achieves to do) it would to be to ask ourselves... how are you going to land?

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