District B13 (2006)

District B13
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Strong violence, Druge use and coarse language

Director: Pierre Morel
Actors: Cyril Raffaelli, David Belle

Paris 2010. An isolation wall surrounds the ghetto cities. Without effective law reinforcement, within these walls, gang rule is absolute. Damien is a member of an elite police squadron, a special unit highly trained in martial arts and the precise physical skills necessary to navigate the treacherous urban landscape of Paris future. He is now given the most vital and dangerous task of his career: to retrieve a loose nuke stolen by the most powerful gang of Barrio 13. Leto, a vigilante criminal whose only goal is to save his sister form the clutches of the same gang, knows Barrio 13 like the back of his hand. Assigned to infiltrate the sector and defuse the bomb, Damien must convince Leto to join his cause. Yet everything is not quite as it seems. Who exactly works for whom. Who is really pulling the strings. Above all, who profits from the use of this bomb.

DVD
Status: QuickPick
Run time: 85mins
Origin: FRANCE
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Audio Formats: French Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitles: English

Member Reviews (16)

Brian
says
Excellent action movie. Try to imagine a combination of the Bourne movies; the Transporter and the Bond movies and you have close to what this movie is all about. It is dubbed in english as well. Our hero, Damian, teams up with Leto, a resident of District 13. Action all the way, from start to finish. There is a follow up to this movie too - District 13: Ultimatum' which I have watched before this one. Highly recommended for all action movie fans.
Posted Monday, 10 September 2012 See my other reviews
jtbug
says
Great action. Hollywood needs to learn from these French parkour stunt-team guys. They're unbelievable to watch. Story? Who needs one?
Posted Tuesday, 18 October 2011 See my other reviews
Angus
says
Solid and entertaining French action flick. Story was pretty reasonable and the acting credible enough. If you don't like subtitles don't watch foreign films, personally I have no problem with them and it far preferable to listening to English dub. But suitably for an action film, it's the action that stands out. It's a fantastic showcase for Parkour and an antidote for Hollywood over styled action films. I like them too but, but for this feels more like an old Jackie Chan movie. Stripped back, precise and pure. I found myself rewinding a few scenes just to watch the Parkour moves again.
Posted Wednesday, 1 June 2011 See my other reviews
Vic
says
One of the best action movies I saw in years.
Posted Tuesday, 24 May 2011 See my other reviews
A.P.S.
says
Stupid action film. Quite insulting.
Posted Sunday, 10 April 2011 See my other reviews
Greg
says
Great action movie, better than most things coming out of Hollywood. Don't watch it with the English dubbing, it is ridiculous and shouldn't have been the default audio track (it is a French movie after all). Listen to the native language and read the subs (it is really not that hard).
Posted Saturday, 8 January 2011 See my other reviews
JT
says
Very solid French action movie. Some great scenes and some amazing Parkour sequences. Highly recommended.
Posted Saturday, 23 January 2010 See my other reviews
Nathan
says
Bad voice dubbing
Posted Sunday, 10 January 2010 See my other reviews
Karen
says
Fantastic movements and action packed, an absolute "must watch" for those whom like action movies
Posted Tuesday, 3 November 2009 See my other reviews
Rachel N.
says
Wow, if you like action movies you'll this!! I was surprised by how well it was scripted and by the stellar performances, I guess I was so used to American action films that rely on mindless violence, explosions
Posted Monday, 21 September 2009 See my other reviews
Anthony O.
says
Entertaining chop-socky style movie set in the near future in the tough streets on the outskirts of Paris. Don't persevere with the english dub, change the settings to french with english subititles.Great parkour scenes and never a dull moment to be expected from this flick.
Posted Wednesday, 25 February 2009 See my other reviews
Kylie C.
says
Great action movie, didn't like it with the english talking so watched it in french with subtitles - i really enjoyed it. All the action scenes were well done, not just the parkour but the fighting too. Both David Belle
Posted Friday, 13 February 2009 See my other reviews
Mark P.
says
Really enjoyable movie with heaps of action, once you get over the english dubbing. The ending was ligitimate with the heroe's sticking it to the man. Maybe this concept might be the future who knows.
Posted Thursday, 16 October 2008 See my other reviews
Damien H.
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Posted Monday, 7 July 2008 See my other reviews
Shaun L.
says
Really enjoyable film. There is english audio but i didnt like how it went over the picture and looked weird so i used the subtitles and it was still a really action packed film with a twist at the end.
Posted Friday, 2 May 2008 See my other reviews
Ingrid B.
says
didnt like the sub titles did not really enjoy it.
Posted Tuesday, 8 April 2008 See my other reviews
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