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District B13 (2004)
"Banlieue 13" (original title)

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

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10 November 2004 (France)  »

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Budget:

€12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£98,747 (UK) (7 July 2006)

Gross:

$1,197,786 (USA) (25 August 2006)
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Dany Verissimo-Petit spent two whole days on a roof in the freezing cold in ripped clothes, handcuffed to a bomb. See more »

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When Damien attempts to punch in "3" to deactivate the bomb, the layout of the keypad is different than at any other time. 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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The Europacorp logo turns into a writing on a stone wall at the beginning of the movie. See more »

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References Fantomas (1964) See more »

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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 (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't know quite what I just saw!

I'll have to watch it a few more times (and i will) before I make a proper review, but for now let me just reveal that the action was so intensely awesome, that I actually forgot to breath, and found myself short of breath just watching it.

I have watched action films from the east for years, and have been continuously intrigued and impressed with their inventiveness. But without a doubt in my mind I have just sat through a film that has raised the bar for the Action Movie genre.

The action stunt work is flawless, and utterly amazing. These guys are insane, in the best possible way. And whilst they do what they do best, you just cannot take your eyes off them.

I feel so excited after this film I could be sick. No joke!


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