District B13 (2004) Poster



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.
David Belle nailed the stunt where he jumps up and smashes through the tiny window above a door in just two takes.
The whole movie took 10 months for production (idea, script, casting, filming, etc), January 2004 - October 2004.
Dany Verissimo-Petit spent two whole days on a roof in the freezing cold in ripped clothes, handcuffed to a bomb.
Several members of the gang in B13 wear American National Football League (NFL) jerseys from the New York Giants, New Orleans Saints, and the New York Jets. The production did not secure permission from the NFL Players Association to display any player's name, thus per the recommendation of the studio's lawyers, the names on the back were digitally removed before the film was released theatrically.
Even though Bibi Naceri co-wrote the script, he still had to audition for the part of Taha along with other actors.
Cyril Raffaelli and David Belle had three months to prepare all their parkour stunts for the film.
Luc Besson wrote the part of Lola specifically for Dany Verissimo-Petit.
The casino sequence took 6 days to film.
The bomb code is: 9293709B13
The movie features an unspecified extract from the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) series by Zuffa, LLC.
Tony D'Amario was originally considered for the part of Taha, but finally got an offer to play K2.
Alexandre Aja was originally hired to direct the movie.
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