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Yamakasi - Les samouraïs des temps modernes (2001)

 -  Action | Drama | Crime  -  4 April 2001 (France)
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Gravity or Police, these guys don't believe in any law. Idolised by the youth of Paris as much as they're hated by the police, they are the Yamakasis, modern samurais. With acrobatic ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Châu Belle Dinh ...
Les Yamakasi - Baseball (Oliver Chen) (as Chau Belle)
Williams Belle ...
Les Yamakasi - L'Araignée (Bruno Duris)
Malik Diouf ...
Les Yamakasi - La Belette (Malik N'Diaye)
Yann Hnautra ...
Les Yamakasi - Zicmu (Ousmane Dadjacan)
Guylain N'Guba-Boyeke ...
Les Yamakasi - Rocket (Abdou N'Goto)
Charles Perrière ...
Les Yamakasi - Sitting Bull (Ousmane Bana)
Laurent Piemontesi ...
Les Yamakasi - Tango (Michel Lucas)
Maher Kamoun ...
Vincent
Bruno Flender ...
Michelin
Amel Djemel ...
Aila
Afida Tahri ...
Fatima
Abdelkrim Bahloul
Nassim Faid ...
Djamel (as Nassim Faïd)
Pascal Léger ...
Commissaire Orsini
Frédéric Pellegeay ...
Fretin
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Gravity or Police, these guys don't believe in any law. Idolised by the youth of Paris as much as they're hated by the police, they are the Yamakasis, modern samurais. With acrobatic skillfulness and adrenaline pumping belief in their own immortality, they throw themselves out from incredible heights, and jump from roof to roof. Locked doors and "No Trespassing"-signs become irresistible challenges. But one day, whilst mimicking one of the Yamakasi's more dangerous stunts, a young fan gets injured. Only one operation can save the boy, an operation that his family can't afford. Written by Torben Skov <bobcat3003@msn.com>

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Trivia

Often mistaken for Japanese, the word yamakasi is actually taken from the Lingala language, which is spoken in the two Congos. Ya makási can mean "strong body, strong spirit, strong person", though in French usage its meaning is closer to "high energy". See more »

Goofs

During the pursuit on the roofs after two Yamakasi steal the painting in the lady's apartment, their masks are repeatedly on and off between shots. See more »

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References The Matrix (1999) See more »

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Entertaining movie
22 November 2003 | by (British Columbia, Canada) – See all my reviews

Although I am not an arrogant french man, who "poo-poos" all movies except for "masterpieces" I do know entertaining cinema when I see it. Yamakasi is a very entertaining movie, written by Luc Besson (Fifth Element, Leon, The Transporter) The action sequences, stunts, and storyline are more than enough to keep the average movie buff happy. I enjoyed this movie quite a bit as I kept the mindset of an action movie. Don't go to action/adventure movies and expect "Lawrence of Arabia" or something as equally epic.

Very enjoyable


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