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The Great Challenge (2004)

Les fils du vent (original title)
Six parkour adepts open a gym in Bangkok. When the new gym starts to attract the area's kids, a local gang feels challenged. Their Eurasian leader Kien attacks the foreigners while they are training on a scaffold.

Director:

Julien Seri

Writers:

Bruno Guiblet (dialogue), Philippe Lyon (scenario & dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Williams Belle Williams Belle ... Williams
Châu Belle Dinh Châu Belle Dinh ... Kien (as Chau Belle)
Malik Diouf ... Kenjee
Yann Hnautra Yann Hnautra ... Yann
Guylain N'Guba-Boyeke Guylain N'Guba-Boyeke ... Yaguy (as Guylain)
Charles Perrière Charles Perrière ... Logan
Laurent Piemontesi Laurent Piemontesi ... Léo
Elodie Yung ... Tsu
Santi Sudaros Santi Sudaros ... Kitano
Burt Kwouk ... Wong
Ian Kay ... Terry (as Ian Kay)
Charles Jarman ... Johnny
Gary Stoner Gary Stoner ... Ned
Jason Hunjan ... Un sportif anglais
Tony Christian ... Un sportif anglais
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Storyline

Six parkour adepts open a gym in Bangkok. When the new gym starts to attract the area's kids, a local gang feels challenged. Their Eurasian leader Kien attacks the foreigners while they are training on a scaffold.

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Plot Keywords:

parkour | yakuza | triads | tattoo | sword | See All (11) »

Taglines:

A Mortal Fighter. An Eternal Combat.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official Site [France]

Country:

UK | France | Spain

Language:

French | Japanese | English

Release Date:

23 June 2004 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Bangkok, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$903,038 (France), 25 June 2004
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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References Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991) See more »

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Not much of a story but nice acrobatics
22 March 2005 | by BluenazariteSee all my reviews

The plot is simple. A French youngsters who are into extreme sports go to China and get in trouble with the local triad mafia. Just because the training ground they use happen to be on their turf. Without really having anything to do with it they get into the gang warfare. And without choosing any sides they try to fight a way out.

The story isn't very spectacular. But the fighting and acrobatics are. The actors are mostly the same as Luc Besson's Yamakasi. And if you have seen that film and those acrobatics and you combine them with martial arts. Then you will understand what makes this film so good. Those men "REALLY" Jump of buildings and "REALLY" climb them barehanded (of course they are protected with cables). But instead of the cable doing all the work it's them. If you want an evening of relaxing and giving your eye some original spectacle without having too much of a plot than this is the movie for you. Enjoy.


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