Uitkijk Specials – Fuel to the Fire: La Haine

19 September - De Uitkijk, Amsterdam
€11 - Free for members

After a summer hiatus due to renovations, de Uitkijk has thrown open its doors once again, and they’re kicking off their reopening with a special event titled ‘Fuel to the Fire.’ In the context of the thought-provoking film ‘How To Blow Up A Pipeline,’ de Uitkijk will delve deeper into the complexities of violence within resistance movements. When the path of pacifism appears inadequate, is it justifiable to resort to more forceful methods? To explore this question, they’ve curated a selection of six films, each offering its unique perspective on this contentious issue.

Three young people roam the streets of a Parisian banlieue . One of the three, a Jewish boy named Vinz (Vincent Cassel), is bent on revenge when he learns that Abdel, a fellow resident of the neighborhood, has been hospitalized during an interrogation by a cop. During the riots that followed, a police officer lost his weapon. When Vinz finds this he vows to kill a cop if Abdel dies. We follow Vinz, Saïd, a North African Muslim, and Hubert, an Afro-French boxer who wants nothing more than to leave the banlieue , over a period of 24 hours as the conflict seems to be heading for an inevitable climax.

Subbacultcha members can attend the mentioned screenings for free. There are limited spots available. One can make a reservation by sending an e-mail to, citing the name of the film in the subject line of the email. Please show your membership card at the box office. 

September 5th – September 19th

La Haine (1995, Mathieu Kassovitz)