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District 13: Ultimatum (2009)

Banlieue 13: Ultimatum (original title)
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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.

Writer:

Luc Besson (scenario)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cyril Raffaelli ... Capt. Damien Tomaso
David Belle ... Leïto
Philippe Torreton ... Le président de la République
Daniel Duval ... Walter Gassman
Elodie Yung ... Tao
MC Jean Gab'1 MC Jean Gab'1 ... Molko
James Deano James Deano ... Karl le skin
Laouni Mouhid Laouni Mouhid ... Ali-K (as La Fouine)
Fabrice Feltzinger Fabrice Feltzinger ... Little Montana
Pierre-Marie Mosconi Pierre-Marie Mosconi ... Roland
Johnny Amaro Johnny Amaro ... Policier centre de contrôle
Pascal D'Amato Pascal D'Amato ... Le garde escaller préfecture
Guy Amram Guy Amram ... Le chef commando GIGN
Pascal Aubert Pascal Aubert ... Le Chef De Poste
Jean-Gilles Barbier ... Le commandant de police
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence, language and drug material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

David Belle didn't practice all his parkour stunts. Most of the ones that you see in the film were of him performing the stunt for the first time. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Follows District B13 (2004) See more »

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Strategie
(uncredited)
Written by Maurice Cam
Performed by Maurice Cam
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The B-13 Boys Are Back
5 March 2009 | by benshockleySee 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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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

18 February 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,870, 7 February 2010

Gross USA:

$36,136

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,103,752
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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