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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.

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Luc Besson (scenario)
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Cast

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 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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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

France

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

18 February 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

District 13: Ultimatum See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€2,769,105 (France), 22 February 2009, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,870, 7 February 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$36,039, 28 March 2010
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film is set in 2016 but many have mistranslated details from the first film and believe it to be 2013. In the first film the opening script says that social issues forced the goverment to agree to build the wall around District 13 in 2010, a camera shot of the wall in the opening credits show "completed 2010" in French. Then it says "three years later" and the film starts, meaning District 13 is set in 2013 and District 13: Ultimatum is 2016, three years after the events of the first film. 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

Referenced in Mixxxer Show: Martin Rota (2017) See more »

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Performed by Laouni Mouhid as La Fouine
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Avoid the dubbed version ...
19 August 2010 | by Matti-ManSee all my reviews

Happened to catch this sequel on Sky Movies (which was transmitted sub-titled, rather than dubbed, so "thank you" Sky, for that) and thought it was great. I enjoyed it so much that I've just bought the first District 13 film on DVD from Amazon.

Cyril Raffaelli makes a good hero in the Jason Stathan mold and I thought the fight choreography was exceptional - as good as anything that comes out of Hong Kong, more realistic than theatrical, and very effective for that.

I was very impressed with Elodie Yung, too. Who wouldn't be?

Can't wait to see the first film, now ...


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