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Michael Mason, a pickpocket living in Paris, steals a bag with a teddy bear in it. Not realizing the toy contains a timed bomb, he tosses it aside on a busy street. A few seconds later it explodes, killing four people. CCTV footage reveals Mason's face and the French police tag him as a terrorist threat. The explosion, although botched, was set up by a select group of the French Interior Ministry as a decoy so they can make a half billion dollar digital transfer from a bank (closed on French National Day) -- hence the title Bastille Day. In a separate CIA investigation the unruly agent Sean Briar discovers the real story behind Mason's "terrorist attack". The two men, on different sides of the law, collaborate to bring the corrupt members of the Ministry down.Written by
A more interesting aspect of the training for Richard Madden was learning how to pickpocket. Working with a consultant named, appropriately, "Keith the Thief", Madden learned sleight of hands tricks and distraction techniques. Madden said: "We wanted some of the maneuvers he pulls to be a bit flamboyant so that it reflects Michael's cockiness at his own ability. James was very keen to make sure that that the stealing didn't appear to be like magic, but that it seemed realistic. So if anyone watching the film on DVD pauses and watches it in slow-motion to check it's really me doing it, I did actually do it!". See more »
When the Police are entering the bank, between the main hall and the control room. As they walk behind the pillar, you can see the edit between shots. (The camera jumps slightly.) See more »
A film which the French police will not necessarily appreciate
First, this film looks like an Europacorp crap factory production. I would have thought of Pierre Morel or Louis Leterrier as directors. Yes it pretty looks like a TAKEN or other trash from Besson's crap factory, all those action flicks with American actors and taking place in Paris. But let's be fair, that remains a B movie blown up to a grade A one. I loved the rogue cops scheme, it had the potential to be a great film from this, only from this. But the rest of it is forgettable, the acting and directing are awful. AWFUL. The escape sequence from the police truck is pretty close to a sequence, also an escape from a police truck, in HANNIBAL series. And the heist looks like the one in DIE HARD 3..
it could have been better, and I even think that Besson's Europacorp could have been better. A better garbage product. But it remains a corny and appreciable time waster.
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