Beyond Hatred (Au-dela de la haine) (2007)


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After their gay son, François Chenu, is beaten to death by 3 skinheads, a close-knit French family tries to move toward understanding and even forgiveness so that their fight for tolerance and respect for others can continue. Director Olivier Meyrou crafts this devestating documentary in classic verité style, allowing an immensely cathartic story to unfold at its own pace without unnecessary exposition or narration.

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Visually, Beyond Hatred is precise, handsome -- even brilliant.

Jun 16, 2007 | Rating: B
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Director Olivier Meyrou takes a potently oblique vérité approach, and his remarkable level of access reveals the limitations and equivocal mercies of human understanding with uncommon grace.

Jun 16, 2007 | Rating: 5/6 | Full Review…
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An example of a film whose style doesn't merely suit its story but amplifies its meanings.

Jun 15, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Paced like a drama, imbued with a spellbinding intimacy, and impressionistic in its visual portrayal of crime and punishment, it follows the 2002 murder of Francois Chenu, a gay man beaten by Nazi skinheads and left to drown in a nearby pond in Reims.

Jun 14, 2007 | Rating: 3.5/4
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Thankfully, Meyrou's intent isn't to launch a predictable crusade against homophobia itself, but to quietly understand the factors that molded this young trio into senseless killers.

Jun 13, 2007 | Full Review…

It's unlikely to appeal to your mainstream moviegoer, but this French documentary achieves remarkable things with a depressing subject.

Mar 31, 2007 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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