I saw this French film years ago, but have been re-watching such films of late, seeing that i have a very different take on them than when i was much younger. Watching this one (with English subtitles) brought some gems of thinking through things that i fear are not being thought through adequately in the current crisis in France and soon (?) to be elsewhere, surely.
This youth in rebellion is with the avant-garde of the class struggle in France, it is against reform, it is the expression of total antagonism between the proletariat and capitalism. THIS WAR - WORLD WAR - Your old life never again...
Sensationalized details (like "They burned down day care centers!" and "They're all Muslim fundamentalists!") and heavy-handed pronouncements from authorities are all U.S. readers see about the riots in France. Here's an AP article in that vein; hopefully, reading between the lines will allow one to see a slightly more nuanced picture.
Humanity's long nightmare has one underlying cause. The existence and requirement of money and the widespread greed, falsehood and injustice that it directly causes. The only way to end this world's widespread and persistent suffering is to end the existence of money and to replace it with wisdom and compassion.