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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


€12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cyril Raffaelli and David Belle cast all the stuntmen themselves. See more »


The sequel is supposed to be set three years after the original, making it 2013. However, as the camera pans over China Town, we see the banners for the 2008 New Year celebrations. 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 »


Follows District B13 (2004) See more »


Don't Stop the Music
Written by Alisa Yarbrough, Jonah Ellis and Lonnie Simmons
Performed by DJ Kayslay feat. Lil'Flip, Lil'Mo and E40
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User Reviews

Cool moves, not much substance
15 November 2009 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

Jackie Chan has grown old, as has the Kung Fu craze, it is time for the French to show their talents in Parkeur and martial arts. The story itself doesn't make much sense, but the moves are simply great.

I have seen Banlieue 13 a long time ago and liked it for the action movie that it was, and this sequel was at least as packed with acrobatics, however I think it missed some of the feel of the first.

Bottom line: Hard to say anything more about the movie. Just watch it if you like action.

If this film doesn't make you want to go to the gym for at least 5 minutes, then I don't know what will :)

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