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Originally posted by sn00daard
Actually, La Haine was based on the death of a parisian youth after the 1986 riots, about 10 years before the film was made. Since then the situation in the suburbs, the so called "banlieues" has only deteriorated, just 2 years ago massive rioting took place in big cities all over France. The spark that time was the death of 2 youths who were running from the police and hid in a power substation, both died of electrocution. I remember the video of, then still a minister, Sarkozy walking around one of those areas telling some old lady he would "rid her of that band of scum".
All that has happened since then has been a crack down on those youths, locking them up. No effort has been made to ameliorate the situation, so yes, more then likely, feces will hit the fan again soon.
thanx for the info,i did'nt know it was about the death of a youth ten years before it was made.I remember the case of the youths who were electrocuted.It a sad state of affairs.
[edit on 18-9-2008 by sn00daard]