La Haine Film Analysis

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Paris suburbs have faced an influx of immigration since 1990s. Undergoing the modernization trend and economic crisis of Paris, the banlieues became isolated both objectively and subjectively from the main society. Problematic issues as result were accumulated emerging in between suburban French youth and the society. It was an appeal to hope for restoring the status quo bias, and a call to action for causing social concern. In order to criticises the injustice of racial and social, La Haine, a black-and white film directed by a French filmmaker Mathieu Kassovitz in 1995, articulately makes use of narrative style and character traits in order to portray more realistic scenes that connect to audiences. Fruitvale Station also addresses similar social purpose; however, slightly different in the way of …show more content…
The storyline is narrated straightforward describing the last day of three characters from the beginning to the end. La Haine displays multiple real riots footages to giving audiences a setting background; however, it does not give clear direction of the film for audiences that audiences would not know the death of Vinz at the beginning. Differ from Fruitvale Station, the violence overtakes the Parisian banlieue as daily life scenes, also are displayed throughout the film. Even though the film does not show Vinz’s death at the beginning, audiences would figure out what is the film about later through watching their riots and protests. Moreover, the purpose of this narration makes audiences that begin to empathise and to follow the characters’ steps. Characters themselves do not know about their future, same as audiences do not know what would happen to them till the end. The 24 hours duration creates senses of pressure and tensive to audiences due to the constantly time reminders. As the time getting closer, the audiences would feel more nervous about what would happen

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