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District 13: Ultimatum (2009)

Banlieue 13: Ultimatum (original title)
Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city's secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.

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Tao
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James Deano ...
Karl le skin
Laouni Mouhid ...
Ali-K (as La Fouine)
Fabrice Feltzinger ...
Pierre-Marie Mosconi ...
Johnny Amaro ...
Policier centre de contrôle
Pascal D'Amato ...
Le garde escaller préfecture
Guy Amram ...
Le chef commando GIGN
Pascal Aubert ...
Le Chef De Poste
Jean-Gilles Barbier ...
Le commandant de police
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Storyline

After a successful mission against drug lords, the efficient Captain Damien Tomaso is framed at home with three kilograms of heroin planted by the police in his kitchen and he is arrested. Meanwhile a group of teenagers film the action of dirty agents led by Roland from the security agency executing policemen in their car and then leaving the car with the corpses in the 13th District to blame the gangs and begin a civil war. Behind these events, the corrupt chief of the security agency Walter Gassman had received a huge amount as kickback from the constructor Harriburton that has interest to construct buildings in the poor area and uses the situation to force the President of France to authorize to nuke five towers in the district. The teenager with the film is hunted by the police but he delivers the memory card to Leito meanwhile Damien calls him from the precinct asking for help. The friends team-up with five dangerous bosses to gather evidences to prove to the president that ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, language and drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

18 February 2009 (France)  »

Also Known As:

District 13: Ultimatum  »

Box Office

Budget:

€12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€2,769,105 (France) (22 February 2009)

Gross:

$36,039 (USA) (28 March 2010)
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Trivia

The film is set in 2016 but many have mistranslated details from the first film and believe it to be 2013. In the first film the opening script says that social issues forced the goverment to agree to build the wall around District 13 in 2010, a camera shot of the wall in the opening credits show "completed 2010" in French. Then it says "three years later" and the film starts, meaning District 13 is set in 2013 and District 13: Ultimatum is 2016, three years after the events of the first film. See more »

Goofs

When Leito jumps onto the roof holding the pipe from the antenna it flexes, showing it to be rubber or plastic. Shortly thereafter he uses it to slide between two cables and it is stiff again. See more »

Quotes

Leïto: What are you doing?
Capt. Damien Tomaso: Thinking.
Leïto: I don't like it when you think.
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Crazy Credits

The final scene actually takes place 2 minutes and 15 seconds into the end credits. See more »

Connections

Follows District B13 (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Snatch Electro
Written by DJ Snatch and Bomb 2 Luzzz
Performed by DJ Snatch
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Great Sequel
12 September 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After a successful mission against drug lords, the efficient Captain Damien Tomaso (Cyril Raffaelli) is framed at home with three kilograms of heroine planted by the police in his kitchen and he is arrested. Meanwhile a group of teenagers film the action of dirty agents leaded by Roland (Pierre-Marie Mosconi) from the security agency executing policemen in their car and then leaving the car with the corpses in the 13th District to blame the gangs and begin a civil war. Behind these events, the corrupt chief of the security agency Walter Gassman (Daniel Duval) had received a huge amount as kickback from the constructor Harriburton that has interest to construct buildings in the poor area and uses the situation to force the President of France (Philippe Torreton) to authorize to nuke five towers in the district. The teenager with the film is hunted by the police but he delivers the memory card to Leito (David Belle); meanwhile Damien calls him from the precinct asking for help. The friends team-up with five dangerous bosses to gather evidences to prove to the president that Gassman has provoked the conflict in their district.

"Banlieue 13 – Ultimatum" is a great sequel of the awesome 2004 "Banlieue 13". The story has non-stop action scenes very well choreographed and an excellent screenplay; the performances of Cyril Raffaelli and David Belle with the Parkour are again very impressive. Unfortunately I found the conclusion disappointing and pointless and it seems to contradict the objective of the dwellers of the 13th District that meet the president to avoid him from blowing up their homes. How could they be so naive to believe in the word of a politician that was under pressure? Therefore in the end the winner is Harriburton! My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "B13 U – 13o Distrito – Ultimato" ("B13 U – 13th District – Ultimatum")


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