Haine (1979)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Klaus Kinski plays a motorcycle rider whose bike breaks down in a small French village. He is helped by Madeleine (Maria Schneider), a young woman who is a social outcast from having a child out of wedlock. When news spreads that a little girl was run down by a cyclist, locals focus their blame on Kinski. A lynch mob is formed by a truckdriver (Patrice Melennes) who seeks revenge on the stranger accused of the hit-and-run accident. Kinski does well in an uncharacteristic role evoking sympathy from the viewer.

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hit-and-run, motorcycle, child, outcast, village, woman