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Minerva Pictures and Rarovideo bring Mathieu Kassovitz’s ‘La Haine’ back to cinemas in a restored 4K version!

11 April 2024

Minerva Pictures and Rarovideo, in collaboration with Cat People Distribuzione, bring Mathieu Kassovitz‘s La Haine back to the big screen in a restored 4K version, thirty years after its original release. Starring Vincent Cassel, Hubert Koundé, and Saïd Taghmaoui, the film won the Palme d’Or for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival in 1995. It explores urban life in major cities through the intense twenty-four hours in the lives of three friends with seemingly irreconcilable personalities, as they confront the challenges of a complex and suffocating social environment that remains relevant three decades later. From the outset, “La Haine” became a cross-generational cult phenomenon, pivotal to the contemporary and Italian hip-hop culture.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Rarovideo, the digital editorial division of Minerva Pictures, known for its presence on Prime Video and The Film Club. The restoration of La Haine is just one of many initiatives celebrating this milestone.

Twenty-four hours in the lives of Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Hubert (Hubert Koundé), and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui), three friends from the Parisian banlieue who face the aftermath of clashes between law enforcement and civilians, which leave a neighborhood boy, Abdel, critically injured due to police brutality. Armed with anger and a gun, the three contemplate how to achieve justice.

The list of theaters that will start showing La Haine from May 13th can be found on