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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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

When Damien breaks a Chinese vase, the fat Chinese mobster says "this a 12th Century Ming vase" (and Damien replies that the true one has been returned to the museum). Actually, the Ming dynasty began in the 14th Century. 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 »

Soundtracks

Exode
Music by Trak Invaders[Yann Macé & Luc Leroy]
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Highly enjoyable action movie
13 August 2009 | by ticket_for_oneSee all my reviews

Highly enjoyable action movie. Great fights, stunts and a good story which lead to a satisfying ending. Even after all this, I still prefer the first movie, because it introduced us to Parkour. Few years later, Parkour is popular the world over and it's because of films like this and Casino Royale. The first movie had arguably the best action sequences I'd seen for a long time, so it's no surprise for a sequel to pop up, which cranks up the action 10 fold. Good performances, especially from the two leads, who have the right chemistry for this action comedy. Both Belle and Raffaelli are chief pratitioners in the art of Parkour, but also show that they're pretty adept at acting too. I hope they make a third movie because it would be great to see these guys on screen together again. One of the better movies of the year unsurprisingly and I say that because I knew what to expect whilst watching this film and I wasn't disappointed. All in all a fun action movie, that many will enjoy, I know I did.


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