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District 13: Ultimatum (2009)

Banlieue 13: Ultimatum (original title)
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

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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Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

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

Although set in Paris, some of the film was shot in Serbia. See more »

Goofs

(at around 50 mins) When Gassman leaves the Ministery he gets into a Mercedes with license plate "654 EGT 75". In the next shot, the license plate has changed to "388 EGU 75". 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

Features District B13 (2004) See more »

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Complot
Written by Vincent Carlo and Damien Roques (as Da Octopusss)
Performed by Damien Roques (Da Octopusss)
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BIG Jump
4 August 2010 | by chelanoSee all my reviews

I was really hoping for something amazing after the first one, but this was just OK. David Belle is the founder of French parkour and unlike to the first one, he really didn't show much skill in this one. He did have one crazy jump though. Cyril Raffaelli also didn't show off his karate and wushu skills like the first. He did have a couple cool scenes though. Now the story is a little continued from the first, but very weak compared to the first. But they did add a lot of colorful characters in this one that I enjoyed. They all had their personal fighting style or action. The music in this film was pretty nice and worked well with the action. Now back to the story of the film. It is the same basic background like the first, but with a different bad guy. I guess you could say is it is pretty uneventful. All you really wait for is Belle or Raffaelli to do something cool. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy parts of the film, just not all of it.


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