Revising French the easy way: watching movies!
- La Haine (1995)
I watched this movie with a slightly opened mind. I didn't want to like it at first because of the ghetto-y inauthentic hood feel you get from the french "wannabe ganstas." But its literally how it is in poorer parts of Paris. I really didn't think it was made as far back as 1995.
Its a movie about social problems in the ghettos de Paris. A youth of Arab origin had been beaten up by Police and his injuries left him critical in hospital. This sparked outrage riots and a serious mistrust in the police, and every policeman thinking every hooded kid is a thug. The story follows three friends in their daily life during very critical times. Rights, wrongs and morality. I found it quite a moving story, with a shock ending. It was a good watch.
Seems the only words I learnt in french from this movie were the obscene swear-words!