March 05, 2006

Revising French the easy way: watching movies!

Movie image
La Haine (1995)
4 out of 5 stars

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!

- No comments Not publicly viewable

Add a comment

You are not allowed to comment on this entry as it has restricted commenting permissions.

Search this blog



Most recent comments

  • I am looking for past dissertation examples and found this and it tickled me. I feel fraught with de… by Wendy Bentick on this entry
  • Hi Nathaniel, glad you're enjoying Mexico. How's your sister Iva? by Anna (not the one from Scandinavia) on this entry
  • You still blog here? When did you start up again? by Nadia moobrain on this entry
  • The only one I like on dave is james may. by carly two coats on this entry
  • So where are the 2009 predictons eh? Perhaps just make them for 2010 instead now :P by on this entry

World Community Grid

Boinc Stats

Not signed in
Sign in

Powered by BlogBuilder