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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Pierre Morel - director of the first District B13 (2004) - took a break from filming From Paris with Love (2010) to come visit the set in Paris. See more »


When Damien breaks a Chinese vase, the fat Chinese mobster says "this a 12th Century Ming vase" (and Damien replies that the true one has been returned to the museum). Actually, the Ming dynasty began in the 14th Century. 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 »


Written by Charlie Nguyen Kim
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The B-13 Boys Are Back
5 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well, let me get it out of the way -- "Ultimatum" is not as fun or exciting as the first film. Fans looking for more of the amazing David Belle and the stunts of parkour will find these elements lacking in the sequel. B-13 had a simple plot and explosive action sequences that still hold up well today. New director this time around and the crisp compositions and editing of the original are replaced with more uses of the hand-held cam, to less successful results. If you liked the opening camera-work in B13 -- you get a lot more of it here as the camera swooshes around the blocks of District 13 introducing the major players in the film. Fortunatly, the chemistry of Belle and Raffaelli is still strong, but they just don't have enough to do together in this plot. Speaking of plot, I would dare say that this sequel has too much plot and side characters. Belle seems like a supporting player in his own film. Now to be fair, there are a couple of good sequences that spark the original vibe of B-13, but sadly, they are few and far between. I had high hopes going into this one, but was let down overall. Let's hope that for the third film (come on, there has to be one) that both Belle and Raffaelli are given the room to really top and go beyond what we've seen them do before.

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