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District B13 -- 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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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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Cyril Raffaelli ... Capt. Damien Tomaso

David Belle ... Leïto
Tony D'Amario ... K2
Bibi Naceri ... Taha Bemamud (as Larbi Naceri)

Dany Verissimo-Petit ... Lola (as Dany Verissimo)
François Chattot ... Krüger
Nicolas Woirion ... Corsini
Patrick Olivier ... Le colonel

Samir Guesmi ... 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
Azad ... Tarik
Turan Bagci ... Gorille entrée Marronniers
Gilles Gambino ... Garde 1
Chamsi Charlesia ... Garde 2

Nicolas Wan Park ... Le Chinois
Alain Rimoux ... Le commissaire
Marc Andréoni ... Carlos Montoya
Roberto Gil ... Pedro
Patrick Médioni ... Le caissier
Bernard Grenet ... M. Keijman
Lyès Salem ... Samy
Christophe Maratier ... Le chef des SWAT
Philippe Soutan ... Le conducteur du fourgon
Michel Estrade ... Maton 1
Jean-Marc Bellu ... Maton 2
MC Jean Gab'1 ... Nico
Louis-Philippe Manuel ... Poursuivant 2
Olivier Lobe ... Poursuivant 1
Jeff Rudom ... Le yéti (as Jeffrey Zade Rudom)
Jérôme Paquatte ... Garde yéti
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Affif Ben Badra ... K2 boy
Areski Garidel ... K2 boy
Thierry Guerrib ... K2 boy
Eric Mondoloni ... K2 boy
Stephane Vigroux ... K2 Boy
Arnaud Klein ... Policier / Policeman (uncredited)
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Directed by
Pierre Morel 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Luc Besson 
Bibi Naceri 

Produced by
Luc Besson .... producer
Bernard Grenet .... executive producer
Mehdi Sayah .... assistant producer
 
Original Music by
Bastide Donny 
Da Octopuss 
Damien Roques 
 
Cinematography by
Manuel Teran 
 
Film Editing by
Stéphanie Gaurier 
Frédéric Thoraval 
 
Casting by
Swan Pham 
 
Production Design by
Hugues Tissandier 
 
Art Direction by
Vraciu Eduard Daniel 
 
Set Decoration by
Gérard Marcireau 
 
Costume Design by
Martine Rapin 
Alexandre Rossi 
 
Makeup Department
Frédérique Arguello .... key hair stylist
Florence Batteault .... makeup artist
Solange Beauvineau .... makeup artist
Guillaume Bellu .... makeup artist
Mathieu Gueracague .... hair stylist
Myriam Hottois .... key makeup artist
Miguel Santos .... additional hairdresser
Andrea Dardea Tesdall .... makeup artist: Romania (as Andreea Dardea)
Frédéric Zaid .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Eric Bassoff .... post-production supervisor
Sonia Duclos .... unit manager
Calin Furtunescu .... unit production manager
Ismaël Gaïla .... assistant unit manager
Marc Guidetti .... unit manager
Thierry Guilmard .... production manager
Judicaël Noïa .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fotea Alex .... third assistant director
Mathilde Cavillan .... second assistant director
Roger Delattre .... second assistant director
Claire Galloy .... location assistant director
Stéphane Gluck .... first assistant director
Theodor Halacu-Nicon .... first assistant director: Romania
Rodolphe Kriegel .... second assistant director
Sébastien Marziniak .... trainee assistant director
Virgil Nicolaescu .... second assistant director
Christian Peritore .... third assistant director
Nicolas Quéré .... trainee assistant director
Jérôme Raffaelli .... second assistant director
Lucie Wagner .... trainee assistant director
 
Art Department
Pierre Bandini .... props
Jean-Michel Bar .... props
Jean-Louis Bergougnoux .... props
Jean-Roch Bonnin .... property master
Sébastien Borie .... property master
Jean-Jacques Chapelle .... construction manager
Bertrand Clercq-Roques .... first assistant production designer (as Bertrand Clerq-Roques)
Zamfir Cornel .... props
Daniel Crociati .... painter
Hubert Devinck .... props
Thierry Doerflinger .... plasterer
Gerard Drolon .... first assistant production designer
Yvan Dupont .... painter
Acacio Francisco .... painter
Jean-Louis Frere .... painter
Paulo Gonçalves .... art department assistant
Eric Guinot .... props
Yvan Hart .... plasterer
Alexis Jorand .... painter
Jérémie Lemoine .... property master
Françoise Malaplate .... head painter
Gérard Marcireau .... set dresser
Régis Mayot .... props
Eugen Pisau .... property master
Per-Olof Renard .... second assistant production designer
Jean Marc Sanchez .... second assistant production designer (as Jean-Marc Sanchez)
Monica Sorescu .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Christophe Bourreau .... foley artist
Franck Cartaut .... assistant sound
Franck Cartaut .... boom operator
Yves Coméliau .... assistant sound
Pierre Dachery .... boom operator
Matthieu Dallaporta .... sound re-recording assistant
Eric Ferret .... sound recordist
Loïc Gourbe .... sound recordist
Alexandre Hernandez .... sound editor
Christophe Leroy .... adr editor
Christophe Leroy .... dialogue editor
Maud Lombart .... sound editor
Didier Lozahic .... foley mixer
Didier Lozahic .... sound re-recording mixer
Fred Mays .... post-synchronization
Vincent Milner .... assistant foley artist
Frédéric Ullmann .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Jean-Claude Houbart .... special effects locksmith
Philippe Hubin .... special effects supervisor
Denis Le Doyen .... special effects
Jean-Christophe Magnaud .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Virginie Allal .... visual effects assistant
Odile Beraud .... scan and shoot
Pierre Blain .... digital artist
Gisèle Courcoux .... scan and shoot
Claire Cuinier .... digital artist
Stéphanie Dargent .... matte painter
Olivier Debert .... digital artist
Thibault Deloof .... digital artist
Jacques Delzescaux .... digital artist
Antoine Douadi .... Flame artist
Fabien Eigen .... scan and shoot
Roxane Fechner .... visual effects supervisor
François Gilguy .... digital artist
Sébastien Guyot .... scan and shoot
Luc Guénard .... calibration
Jérémy Justice .... digital artist
Christophe Keichinger .... scan and shoot
Robert Kfoury .... scan and shoot
Julien Lambert .... visual effects artist
Marc Latil .... digital artist
Francis Lenoir .... digital artist
Joyce Menger .... visual effects producer
David Montoya .... scan and shoot
Stéphane Morali .... flame artist
Frederic Moreau .... visual effects producer
Aude Nguyen-Ngoc .... visual effects artist
Thierry Noblet .... digital artist
Jean-René Nébot .... digital color grader
Ugo Pierantoni .... digital artist
Isabelle Ramnou .... matte painter
Laetitia Roure .... digital grading post-production coordinator
Christophe Sabre .... scan and shoot
Gérard Soirant .... scan and shoot
Melodie Stevens .... digital artist (as Mélodie Stevens)
Morgan Varona .... digital artist
 
Stunts
Michel Anderson .... stunts
Malki Attar .... stunts
Francis Auguy .... stunts
Laurent Baudinaud .... stunts
Joseph Beddelem .... stunts
Serge Beuchat .... assistant stunt coordinator
Carlos Bonelli .... assistant stunt coordinator
Michel Bouis .... stunts
Mourad Bourouaha .... stunts
Georges Branche .... stunts
Jean Brucy .... stunts
Da Cruz Bruno .... utility stunts
Thong Bui .... stunts
William Cagnard .... stunts
Gilles Cappelletto .... stunts
Julien Cicil .... stunts (as Julien Cicile)
Ekenah Claudin .... stunts
Gilles Conseil .... stunts
Rodrigo De Oliviera Gabriel .... stunts
Lionel Delcroix .... stunts
Jean-Jacques Desplanque .... stunts
Frédéric Dessains .... stunts
Richard Dieux .... stunts
Cyrille Dufaut .... stunts
Rudy Duong .... stunts
Mohamed Elachi .... stunts (as Mohammed El Achi)
Eric Etje .... stunts
Grégory Feurté .... stunts
David Forax .... stunts
Sylvain Gabet .... stunts
Claudionor Gabriel De Oliveira .... stunts
Jérôme Gaspard .... stunts
David Genty .... stunts
Jean Girard .... stunts
Sébastien Goudot .... stunts
Alain Grellier .... stunts
José Gómez Rebolo .... stunts
Tarick Hadouch .... stunts
Vincent Haquin .... stunts
Christian Hening .... stunts
Enrico Horn .... stunts
David Julienne .... stunts
Michel Julienne .... stunt driver
Emilie Jumeaux .... stunts
Sébastien Labie .... stunts
Emmanuel Lanzi .... stunts
Pascal Lavanchy .... stunts
Philippe Lazoore .... stunts
Paul Legrand .... stunts
Dominique Lexilus .... stunts
Pascal Lopez .... stunts
Stéphane Margot .... stunts
Christophe Marsaud .... stunts
Samantha Martin .... stunts
Marc Mercier .... stunts
Pascal Mercuri .... stunts
Jean-Loup Michou .... stunts
Loïc Molla .... stunt double
Philippe Morel .... stunts
Karim Mouhous .... stunts
David Moulin .... stunts
Romain Moutault .... stunt double
Patrick Médioni .... stunts
Michel Neugarten .... stunts
Ilya Nikitenko .... stunts
Louis-Marie Nyee .... stunts
Stéphane Orsolani .... stunts (as Stéphan Orsolani)
Sébastien Peres .... stunt choreographer
Fabrice Polie .... stunts
Cyril Raffaelli .... fight choreographer
Frederick Renard .... stunts (as Frederic Renard)
Christophe Roblin .... stunt driver
Christophe Roblin .... stunts
Dany Roca .... stunts
Salvatore Rombi .... stunts
Loïc Saintilan .... stunts
Patrick Steltzer .... stunts
Kazu Patrick Tang .... stunts
Francis Terzian .... stunts
Bertrand Triguer .... stunts
Michaël Troude .... stunts (as Mickaël Troudé)
Frédéric Vallet .... stunt coordinator
Franck Vedere .... stunts
Olivier Vitrant .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thierry Alais .... grip
Christian Altiparmakian .... gaffer
Octavian Andreescu .... electrician: Romania
Julien Andreetti .... additional second assistant camera
Damien Auriol .... grip
Eric Baraillon .... gaffer
Fabrice Bismuth .... assistant camera
Stéphanie Branchu .... still photographer
Catalin Ciobanu .... electrician
Dragut Dumitru .... grip: Romania (as Dumitru Dragut)
Jerome Epaillard .... electrician (as Jérôme Epaillard)
Marius Florian .... assistant camera
Jan Gagnaire .... grip
Vincent Gallot .... first assistant camera
Pierre Garnier .... key grip
Titi Gavrila .... assistant camera: Romania
Arnaud Gervet .... additional second assistant camera
Cédric Guerby .... electrician
Gheorghe Guta .... assistant camera: Romania
Olivier Haie .... electrician
Malek Krimed .... second assistant camera
Christian Langlois .... video technician
Eric Le Roux .... Steadicam operator
Philip Lozano .... second assistant camera
Jean-Pierre Mas .... key grip
Khalid Meziane .... electrician
Djordjevic Milan .... crane arm
Philippe Mourier .... grip
Gil Pannetier .... assistant camera
Gil Pannetier .... camera operator
Claire Pierrard .... additional second assistant camera
Cedric Poisson .... grip
Ana-Lisa Reis-Persson .... additional second assistant camera
Jean-François Reverdy .... additional second assistant camera
Michel Sabourdy .... gaffer
Catalin Simioana .... assistant camera: Romania
Benoît Soucheleau .... video technician
Christophe Sournac .... electrician
Bogdan Stanciu .... Steadicam operator
Jake Sumner .... additional grip
Philippe Vigier .... electrician
 
Casting Department
Domnica Circiumaru .... extras casting: Romania
Brigitte Fourcade .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Bouvier .... costumer
François-Louis Delfolie .... costumer
Aurélie Kerbiquet .... costumer
Olivier Ligen .... costumer
Amalia Misaila .... costumer: Romania
Sophie Mollier .... costumer
Jean-Marc Pion .... costumer
Annie Thiellement .... head costumer
 
Editorial Department
Susana Antunes .... post-production assistant
Nicolas Criqui .... digital conformation
Mickael Dumontier .... digital conformation
Sylvie Lager .... assistant editor
Jean-René Nébot .... digital color timer
Stéphanie Pedelacq .... assistant editor
Philippe Reinaudo .... digital intermediate technical director
Clara Vincienne .... post-production assistant
 
Music Department
Lohengrin Braconnier .... assistant music mixer
Jérôme Devoise .... score mixer
Jérôme Lateur .... music supervisor
Vincent Lebegue .... music legal coordinator
Elise Luguern .... music production supervisor
Da Octopuss .... music producer
Da Octopuss .... musician
Samuel Potin .... music editor
Mehdi Sayah .... assistant music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Andrei Sendrea .... driver
Olivier Suffert .... picture cars
 
Other crew
Dominique Baran .... production administrator
Jean-Claude Bonnichon .... travelling car
Diane Brasseur .... trainee script supervisor
Stephanie Bruet .... trainee script supervisor
Pascaline Buthon .... production secretary
Liliana Ciobanu .... location scouting
Camille Courau .... production assistant
Romuald Drault .... general administrator
Sorina Dumitru .... location manager: Pitesti, Romania
Claire Galloy .... location manager
Philippe Guermouh .... groupman
Vladimir Houbart .... machinist
Opran Isabela .... secretary of production
Opran Isabela .... slate
Landry Jourdan .... groupman
Frederic Jupin .... specter conformation
Jean-Claude Lecoq .... armorer
Philippe Letode .... location scout
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
Christophe Maratier .... armorer
Mihai Mitrea .... assistant location manager
Sophie Musset .... location manager
Mirela Pancu .... production accountant
Gabriela Petre .... assistant location manager
Claudiu-Cristian Prisecaru .... location scouting
Isabelle Querrioux .... script supervisor
Harmel Sbraire .... coach: actors
Nicolas Sislian .... armorer
Marius Stanciu .... location manager: Bucharest, Romania
Vincent Stevenel .... production administrator
Silvian Voinea .... production assistant
Silvian Voinea .... production runner
Diana Zlatianu .... translator
Vincent Dragusseau .... making-of director (uncredited)
 

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Also Known As:
"Banlieue 13" - France (original title)
"District 13" - UK, USA (literal English title)
"13th District" - Singapore (English title)
"13th District" - Thailand (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, some drug content and language
Runtime:
84 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In the scene where Leito (David Belle) is being chased near the beginning of the film, the way in which he does it in is in fact an activity called Parkour and was invented by Belle himself, influenced by his father Raymond Belle. There weren't any special effects (wirework, computer graphics...) used in 90% of the Parkour scenes.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the English dub, when the code is being typed into the bomb, Tomaso reads it as "D13", but types "B13", due to the translation of Banlieue as District.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Title Card:Paris, 2010 / As crime spirals out of control, the government constructs a wall around highest risk housing projects.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Chuck: Pilot (#1.1)" (2007)See more »
Soundtrack:
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87 out of 106 people found the following review useful.
A good action flick, 14 May 2006
Author: MrVibrating from Sweden

What is there to like about this movie? Well, the plot is pretty good, even though I'd have much more trouble suspending my disbelief if it would not have been French. In the wake of all the ruckus in France, this movie feels pretty realistic as a social commentary.

The stunts(Parkour) are amazing. Smooth, fluid motion and crisp, no-bullshit camera-work makes it a real treat to the eye. The fighting scenes are cool too, and they at least partially real(for unreal, watch Hard Target or any other Van Damme movie. For real, watch Heat) and not as repetitive and drawn-out as the usual ones.

The whole ghetto atmosphere works really well. Concrete and poverty works fine as scenery. Dialouge seemed good too from what I got from the subtitles.

What's there to dislike? Well, character development is the same-old. Two different guys team up and saves the day, overcome their differences and live happily ever after. It has been done before, but at least it's done well here.

The music is consistent and fitting, so that's more of a matter of taste.

Otherwise, the movie is pretty much solid. Minor flaws, but on the whole a treat from the moment it starts to the end. Not something you add to the DVD collection, maybe, but certainly worthwhile. -7/10

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