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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


As well as starring in the film, Cyril Raffaelli also choreographed all the fight sequences. See more »


At one point, the main character is using what seems like a monocular telescope to oversee the situation. The next shot confirms this when the screen shows as if you were looking through one. However, the device used is not a telescope, but a night vision monocular. Not only the model can be recognized (it's of "Yukon" brand), but also the 2nd (smaller) lens on the device, which is actually a IR emitter. Using this device at day will not allow to see very much. Moreover, the following shot of the telescope view should be green because thats what one sees when viewing in night vision. 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 »


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Highly enjoyable action movie
13 August 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Highly enjoyable action movie. Great fights, stunts and a good story which lead to a satisfying ending. Even after all this, I still prefer the first movie, because it introduced us to Parkour. Few years later, Parkour is popular the world over and it's because of films like this and Casino Royale. The first movie had arguably the best action sequences I'd seen for a long time, so it's no surprise for a sequel to pop up, which cranks up the action 10 fold. Good performances, especially from the two leads, who have the right chemistry for this action comedy. Both Belle and Raffaelli are chief pratitioners in the art of Parkour, but also show that they're pretty adept at acting too. I hope they make a third movie because it would be great to see these guys on screen together again. One of the better movies of the year unsurprisingly and I say that because I knew what to expect whilst watching this film and I wasn't disappointed. All in all a fun action movie, that many will enjoy, I know I did.

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