Vincent Cassel Calls for 'La Haine' Sequel in Wake of 'Charlie Hebdo' Attack


Although his character, Vinz wouldn't return, the actor says the time is right to make a followup to the 1995 film by Mathieu Kassovitz.

Vincent Cassel believes the time might be right for a follow-up to Mathieu Kassovitz's film La Haine

In an interview with The Guardian, Cassel said that the recent Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris could spur Kassovitz to make another socially important film, just as racial tensions and police brutality had inspired La Haine in the early 1990s. 

“When Mathieu decided to do La Haine, it was because he was shocked by the assassination of a kid in a police station. Suddenly, he felt like he had something to say about it," Cassel told the paper. "Maybe with everything that has happened lately, that might happen to him again."

In a breakout role, Cassel played Vinz in the 1995 film about three Parisian youths from different ethnic backgrounds who struggle to survive in the banlieues (French ghettos).

He said his character would not return in a potential sequel, but a new film would be a good idea for his friend Kassovitz. "It feels like for the last few years, he was a bit empty and he didn’t know what story to tell," Cassel said. "Maybe that would be the next great movie of Mathieu Kassovitz.”