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Skate or Die (2008)

Not Rated | | Action | 11 June 2008 (France)
When they happen to witness the murder of a drug dealer in an underground car park, Jerome and Benjamin, teenagers from the suburbs, need all their wits - but more importantly their ... See full summary »

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Miguel Courtois

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Clelhio Favretto, Chris Nahon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Mickey Mahut Mickey Mahut ... Jérôme
Idriss Diop Idriss Diop ... Benjamin
Elsa Pataky ... Dany
Philippe Bas Philippe Bas ... Lucas
Passi Passi ... Sylla
Rachida Brakni ... Sylvie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clémence Aubry Clémence Aubry ... Flic arrestation Sylvie 1
Laura Balasuriya Laura Balasuriya ... Squatteuse
Affif Ben Badra ... Le Marseillais
Christian Bergner Christian Bergner ... L'homme de main du Marseillais
Zoon Besse Zoon Besse ... Le chauffeur de taxi
Virginie Bordes Virginie Bordes ... Marie
Teco Celio Teco Celio ... Papy
Jean-Pierre Cormarie Jean-Pierre Cormarie ... Un policier
Baccara de Paris Baccara de Paris ... Squatteur
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When they happen to witness the murder of a drug dealer in an underground car park, Jerome and Benjamin, teenagers from the suburbs, need all their wits - but more importantly their considerable skateboarding skills - to escape the perpetrators and report what they've seen to the authorities. Written by Anonymous

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France

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French

Release Date:

11 June 2008 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Deska lub smierc See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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€6,700,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Lively French skate board action flick.
18 May 2011 | by MozjoukineSee all my reviews

I'm surprised there are not more comments on this one. It exists in a good sub-titled disc form.

A couple of skate boarders get a drug killing on their camera 'phone and spend the movie being pursued by the heavies. The film echoes The WARRIORS crossing their city.

SKATE OR DIE lively if minor. The film holds attention with it's constant movement - boarders racing along the Paris boulevards and through Metro passages. The film making and performances are superior, even if the board work is unspectacular. The kids don't seem to find places cars can't go and the most imposing image is the roller blading cop pursuers at night, looking like something out of TRON.

Contrasty 'scope Fuji images, pop song track and a good balance between action and minimal dialogue. It observes classic unity of time like TV director Coutrois' comedy Une JOURNEE de MERDE!


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