La Haine (Hate)
Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995, 98 min
After a mutual friend of three men (Vinz, Saïd, and Hubert) in a Parisian housing project is assaulted by a police officer and finds himself in a coma, riots break out. Filled with rage toward the police, Vinz swears to kill an officer if his friend dies. Within a day, everything changes... Beautifully shot, La Haine exploded onto the scene and introduced a new genre portraying the realities of the housing projects in France. An instant cult classic that still resonates today.