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Beyond Hatred (2007)

Marie-Cecile Chenu , Jean-Paul Chenu , Olivier Meyrou  |  NR |  DVD
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Marie-Cecile Chenu, Jean-Paul Chenu
  • Directors: Olivier Meyrou
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: French
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: FIRST RUN FEATURES
  • DVD Release Date: May 20, 2008
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0014T8CCY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,657 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Powerful, emotionallly intense. Simply but boldly constructed....loaded with tension. --The BBC

Flawlessly directed...powerful without being preachy. --SF Indiefest

Emotional yet straightforward, it leaves you not with a sense of grief for what happened, but with a sense of hope in humanity. --OnMilwaukee.com

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In 2002, three French neofacist skinheads went to a public park in Rheims, looking for an Arab to attack when they came across Francios Chenu, a young gay man. When he refused to deny his homosexuality when taunted with gay slurs, he was viciously beaten and thrown unconscious into a pond, where he drowned. In this deepky moving, award-winning documentary, Chenu's family reflects on the murder of their 29-year-old son and courageously tries to move beyond feelings of hate and revenge. Filmed in classic verite style, without unecessary exposition or narration and in a non-sensationalist manner, Beyond Hatred explores the social and pyschological roots of homophobia and similar hate crimes, and demonstrates the emotional maturity that enables the rare human quality of forgiveness.

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The film is not at all typical of the portrayal of violence on American television or in most documentaries on related subjects.

It is a film about randomness and violence and the honest divide between event and comprehension. It is a unique and refreshingly "unsatisfying" mapping of the hurt and the destruction a random act of terror causes.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Misleading January 22, 2010
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i bought this dvd thinking i would get to see something of the killers backgrounds but instead i got a boring viewpoint coming from the victims parents. i thought perhaps the court scene might do some justice but i got zilch. don't waste your money on this crap.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Beyond Boring June 17, 2010
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Highly recommended... for insomniacs. How a film could be this dull with such compelling subject matter is quite a feat. I quite literally fell asleep about a half hour into the proceedings and had to come back and finish it later. The first 30 minutes were so tedious I was itching to scan ahead. Lethargic non-direction filmed in "classic verite style" (bah!) is pretentious to say the least. Stationary camera focused on uninteresting people talking about uninteresting things doesn't always make an artistic statement. Family seems void of emotion, talking about the victim as if he were someone they had read about not someone related and at times it felt rehearsed, they do smoke a lot though. I've heard of forgive and forget but these are pod people - zombiefied! It's astounding this film boasts to be winner of Best Documentary at Berlin Film Festival and winner of Special Prize at Sarasota Film Festival. I award it the Grand Prize in "How Not To Make a Crime Documentary" for it excels in that category. I kept thinking how much better this would have been had a director like Errol Morris had a hand in it. Long passage of narrative with stationary camera which seem to be time lapsed are not understated but incredibly dull. In the hands of a master like Morris a whole new effect might be obtained. Seriously, I cannot believe the reviews on this thing... maybe we're talking about different films. Possibly the worse document about a crime and its aftermath I have ever seen. Give me Andy Warhol's "Sleep" or "Empire" next time I want to take a nap. And yes, the ad work and case are misleading on this; shots of folks just sitting around a table puffing on cigs would be more appropriate for the cover art.
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