The other tended towards an 18 ratingand argued that the issues were aggravated by a potentially destructive overtone: the message is 'make people afraid of you, then they will respect you'. Infour years after the film's release, the BBFC introduced the Guidelines system, based on regular public consultation.
Considering the recent protests revolved around incidents of police brutality in America, the film is more relevant now than ever.
The clothes, the music, including the unforgettable break dance scene, and even the language contribute to the portrayal of youth pop culture. I asked my newfound mates at the sfenj stall if they recognised the images and whether they meant anything to them.
Using an innovative drone-like device, Kassovitz gives the audience new vantage points with the birds-eye-view of the suburbs.
A second, still shorter, trailer was also rated 12, with the same issues noted.
Hubert runs to the scene and pulls out the gun. And then, when you arrive, it all starts to feel a bit weird.
He fantasizes about murdering a cop, but the ending ironically proves that he lives not in a dream but in a perpetual nightmare.
The screen goes black and a gunshot echoes.