La Haine

La Haine ★★★★½

I honestly have no words at this point. I don’t think the film is a complete masterpiece, but that ending is insane. Just like the metaphor used, the falling off of a building, it happens so fast, the ending lands just like a body would on the pavement. There’s no time for action, no time for reaction, just time to sit in deafening silence at the act that has occurred. This film could honestly get by on style alone, it has one of the best collections of shots I’ve ever seen, and the black and white is hugely evocative of the themes. A near-perfect film.

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