District 13: Ultimatum (2009)
"Banlieue 13: Ultimatum" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  18 February 2009 (France)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Duval ...
MC Jean Gab'1 ...
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


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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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


€12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,870 (USA) (5 February 2010)


$36,039 (USA) (26 March 2010)

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Did You Know?


The film is set in 2016 but many have mistranslated details from the first filn 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: Unltimatum is 2016, three years after the events of the first film. See more »


(at around 50 mins) When Gassman leaves the Ministery he gets into a Mercedes with license plate "654 EGT 75". In the next shot, the license plate has changed to "388 EGU 75". See more »


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 »


Features District B13 (2004) See more »


Written by Charlie Nguyen Kim
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So-so sequel
12 August 2009 | by (downtown, Michigan) – See all my reviews

B13 Ultimatum is simply a re-hash of the original B13, the latter merely serving as a stage for the incredible acrobatic stunts and action sequences displayed in the film. But, the sequel is a bit of a let down as the stunts seem repetitive after the first flick. The novelty has evaporated. Neither film has much of a plot, and in the sequel the story is similar to the first installment. In a near-future Paris, there is little distinction to be made between police and criminals, particularly in District 13. No one in their right mind would want to live in this place, and if you did you'd need advanced skills in martial arts and some high caliber weapons to survive from one day to the next. In both films crooked police elements are out to destroy criminal gangs in the city to increase their control, and are willing to sacrifice innocent people to accomplish these ends. In this improbable situation vicious thugs become heroes, of sorts, by thwarting police efforts. If you've seen the first movie, you've seen enough.

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