Pick of the Day: Digital, Cable and Satellite Television

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LA HAINE (10.10pm FilmFour, right) was released in 1995, the same year as Trainspotting, and Mathieu Kassovitz's film - the title of which translates as "Hate" - shares the same bleak view of humanity and grim humour. The story centres on three disenfranchised young men living in the Paris suburbs - one North African, one Jewish, one black - and their reaction to a culture of racism and police intimidation. This distillation of an urgent 24 hours follows the friends through the mean streets of Paris in the aftermath of a police beating of an Arab.

While Amistad (8pm Sky Premier) shares the same ambitions as Schindler's List, critics rated it less of a success for director Steven Spielberg. Starring Morgan Freeman, it chronicles a real- life rebellion aboard a 19th-century slave ship bound for America.

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