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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)
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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

(at around 1h 20 mins) You can see the boom mic as the doctor pulls away and aims the gun at everybody. See more »

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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Simply boring
19 March 2007 | by (Göttingen, Germany) – See all my reviews

Well, the movie is about some free running gang. So when i watched i didn't expect a great story, I just wanted to watch an entertaining action movie. At least - as i expected - the story wasn't great, sadly the action wasn't either. There are much cooler free running scenes with more spectacular stunts on the internet for free. And if you want to see some cool free running action within a real movie you should try Banlieue 13, it's nearly the same style but with more impressive and most notably more action scenes. So it's only 2/10 Stars, i didn't really enjoy it and it's got this one additional star, because there are quite worse movies :)


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