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District B13 (2004)

Banlieue 13 (original title)
Set in the ghettos of Paris in 2010, an undercover cop and ex-thug try to infiltrate a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb.

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Taha Bemamud (as Larbi Naceri)
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Lola (as Dany Verissimo)
François Chattot ...
Krüger
Nicolas Woirion ...
Corsini
Patrick Olivier ...
Le colonel
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Jamel
Jérôme Gadner ...
K2 boy 1
Tarik Boucekhine ...
Yoyo (para 1)
Grégory Jean ...
Para 2
Warren Zavatta ...
Para 3
Dominique Dorol ...
Cerbère Taha
Ludovic Berthillot ...
Le gros mercenaire
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Storyline

In the near future, the worst ghettos of Paris, France are literally walled off and among the worst is District B13. Controlled by the ruthless crime lord, Taha, a young righteous punk named Leïto is determined to bring him down. When the boss retaliates by kidnapping his sister, Lola, a rescue attempt by Leïto is destroyed by betrayal that gets him arrested and Lola kept in the clutches in Taha. Six months later, a crackerjack undercover cop named Damien is given a urgent mission: a neutron bomb has been stolen by Taha in District B13 which has an automatic timer function engaged and set to detonate in less than 24 hours. Now with time running out, Damien and Leïto must work together to find and stop the bomb, but there is far more to this crisis than any of the field players realize. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Welcome to District B13 Welcome to the future

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Rated R for strong violence, some drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 June 2006 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,324,693 (France), 19 November 2004

Opening Weekend USA:

$411,544, 4 June 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,197,786, 27 August 2006
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Trivia

Dany Verissimo-Petit spent two whole days on a roof in the freezing cold in ripped clothes, handcuffed to a bomb. See more »

Goofs

The keypad on the bomb is inconsistent between views. In most close-ups it shows, top to bottom: '1 2 3 a' '4 5 6 b' '7 8 9 0', but when Damien tries to enter the last digit, the key 3 is in the bottom right corner. See more »

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Title Card: Paris, 2010 / As crime spirals out of control, the government constructs a wall around highest risk housing projects.
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Crazy Credits

The Europacorp logo turns into a writing on a stone wall at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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Soundtracks

Heroes and Champagne
Written by Aymeric Béguin and Cécile Chaduteau
Performed by Aymeric Béguin and Eric Melville (as Éric Melville)
©2004 EuropaCorp
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That did NOT just happen!
25 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

I don't know quite what I just saw. I'll have to watch it at least a few more times before I make a proper review, but for NOW, let me just attest that the action was so intensely awesome that I forgot to breath; I actually found myself short of breath more than once just from watching.

I have followed eastern action cinema for years and have been continuously intrigued and impressed with their inventiveness and physical expression, but without doubt this film has not just raised the bar for western martial arts/action movies but for the entire Action Movie genre.

The stunt work is flawlessly executed, and utterly amazing.

These guys are insanely talented, and whilst they do what they do best, you just cannot but sit in awe.

I was so excited after watching this film I felt sick!


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